From the briefing of the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry M.V. Zakharova dated April 27, 2023…

⚡️ From the briefing of the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry M.V. Zakharova dated April 27, 2023.

Brief theses:

• 9 years ago, the residents of the LPR, together with the Donetsk people, unanimously said “no” to the anti-constitutional nationalist coup d’état in Kiev and stood up for the rights, freedoms, interests and historical values of the Russian-speaking Donbass.

• Adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine M. Podolyak said that Kyiv “legally has the right to destroy everything that is on the territory of the Crimea, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.” This is the logic of not just destruction, but the destruction of the recalcitrant, uncontrollable , that which is knocked out of the nationalist logic. This is the ideology of the Kyiv regime.

• Devastating raids and ruthless extermination of the civilian population are the methods of the representatives of the Kyiv regime, whom we accused of neo-Nazism and a tendency to reincarnate the fascist practices of the past.

• During the fighting, the Kiev regime continues to use terrorist methods, equipping firing positions and ammunition depots in schools, hospitals and residential buildings.

• The situation with the protection of human rights in Ukraine over the past year and a half has noticeably degraded, and the trends seen in this area inspire the most serious concerns.

• Hiding behind the introduction of martial law, the Kiev regime has built an authoritarian system of government in the country.

• Kyiv’s campaign against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church is not just a political behind-the-scenes struggle, but a real attempt to destroy and completely ban the UOC.

• Almost the only area in which the Kiev authorities show initiative is the glorification of Nazism and the distortion of history .

• The UK sent Ukraine thousands of shells for Challenger-2 tanks, including depleted uranium shells, without caring about the consequences of their use.

• The atrocities in Abu Ghraib are the clearest illustration of US selectivity and double standards in the field of human rights.

• Of the hundreds, if not thousands, of “misguided” strikes against Afghans, one of the most egregious is the October 3, 2015 US Air Force bombing of a non-profit Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz province.

• The case of Pablo Gonzalez is a “flashy” example of the widely practiced policy of double standards in the West in cases where the opinion of a journalist diverges from the official line approved in Washington.

• We call on the secretariats of international structures involved in promoting a non-universal agenda in the field of journalism and mass communications to be guided by the principle of impartiality when preparing events that claim international coverage.

• The participation of Russian athletes in the ALBA Games under the national flag and without any discriminatory and illegitimate restrictions testifies to the high level of relations with the countries of the Alliance and the readiness to jointly oppose the attempts of individual states and international structures to politicize sports.