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Foreign ministry draws attention to Russia's choosy perception of international law

The spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Mariana Betz

Foreign ministry draws attention to Russia's choosy perception of international law
The spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Mariana Betz

The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine points to the "choosy" Russian perception of international law and labels Russia's statements "an oxymoron", the ministry's spokeswoman Mariana Betz told LB.ua on 13 September..

"Any statements of Russia are perceived, to say the least, with scepticism, particularly as regards to the mythical" violations of international law " by Ukraine, "violation of etiquette" and "rules of civilized international relations," Betz said when asked to comment on a September 18 statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry on the country's parliamentary elections.

"Meanwhile, the war they have unleashed against our country is described as an "aggravation of relations." Such phrases sound like an oxymoron," Betz went on to say.

She reminded that since the beginning of the temporary occupation of a part of Ukraine - the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, the occupying authorities has committed themselves to the systematic violation of fundamental human rights on the peninsula.

"The disappearance of people, forced issuance of IDs, the forced removal of citizens of Ukraine from the Crimea to Russia, the prohibition of the activities of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, the use of objectionable Stalinist methods of pressure and destructions on political opponents, other criminal, antihuman actions of the occupying country – all of this is today's Russia," she stressed.

"We are no longer surprised by the "choosy" perception of international law and behaviour of the aggressor country, and at the same time we do realize that there is no line that Russia would not be prepared to cross," the diplomat added.

As was reported on September 11 "Crimean authorities" have decided to drive people to the polls by threats.