MOSCOW, October 6 (RIA Novosti) - At a meeting of the OSCE in Warsaw, Kiev and western countries have been trying to blame Russia for the current crisis with regards to humanitarian situation and human rights in Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.
"Unfortunately, Ukraine, the United States and several European countries have failed to demonstrate a constructive attitude and readiness for an equitable dialogue on the issues on the Warsaw meeting agenda," the Russian Foreign Ministry said. "Instead, they have used the event for sweeping criticism of the situation with regard to human rights in Russia and other countries "east of Vienna," and tried to shift the blame on Russia for the current crisis with the humanitarian situation and human rights in Ukraine. We have provided a detailed and reasoned explanation to our opponents regarding all these issues."
The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the Russian delegation had used the meeting to draw the participants' attention to the most pressing humanitarian and human rights issues in the OSCE area. These include questions of mass statelessness and the infringement of the rights of the Russian-speaking population in the Baltic countries, the glorification of Nazism and former Nazis and collaborators, the death of journalists in armed conflicts, the problems of human trafficking for the extraction of organs and tissues, as well as the growth of nationalist sentiment in a number of states.
Additionally, Russian officials focused attention on the negative effects of the current policy of the Kiev authorities, the United States and the European Union, which has led to flagrant violations of human rights in Ukraine.
The annual OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting was held in Warsaw from September 22 to October 3. The meeting was attended by a Russian interagency delegation, which included representatives of the State Legal Department of the President of the Russian Federation, the Central Election Commission, the Prosecutor General's Office, the Foreign Ministry, the Education Ministry, the Communications Ministry, the Federal Migration Service and the Federal Penitentiary Service.