Lubinets: Russian Federation has violated almost 400 international treaties since 2014

Lubinets: Russian Federation has violated almost 400 international treaties since 2014

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Since the beginning of the war against Ukraine in 2014, Russia has violated almost 400 international treaties, including the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

"Since 2014, since the beginning of the aggression against Ukraine, Russia has violated cynically almost 400 different international treaties, including the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination," Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets said.

In 2017, Ukraine filed a lawsuit against the Russian Federation over the violation of this Convention at the International Court of Justice. Russia was accused of a policy of discrimination against ethnic Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars in the temporarily occupied Crimea.

Lubinets noted that racial discrimination was recognized at the international level as the most dangerous form of violation of human rights and freedoms. "Currently, one of the most discriminatory processes is the occupation of the territory of Ukraine by Russia which is a direct violation of the norms of international law, in particular, human rights, on ethnic and national grounds," he added.

According to him, Russia destroys Ukrainians just because they are Ukrainians, forcibly transfers and deports Ukrainian children, and oppresses the representatives of the indigenous people on the Crimean Peninsula.

Ukraine has always adhered to the principles of humanism and the rule of law, without restricting the rights of peoples of various nationalities living in our territory, the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights emphasized.

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