Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov in a letter to Secretary-General of the Council of Europe Maria Peichinovich-Burich, complained about the alleged discrimination of the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine and the Baltic countries. This is stated in the corresponding document published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
So, Lavrov turned to Peichinovich-Burich with a letter on the occasion of the anniversary of the entry of the Russian Federation into the Council of Europe.
"The lack of a proper response to such massive and long-term violations of human rights, such as discrimination against the Russian and Russian-speaking population in Ukraine and the Baltic countries, undermines the authority of the Council of Europe," the diplomat wrote.
In the letter, he expressed the opinion that the organization, which, according to him, arose on the ruins of the Second World War, "should not indifferently look at the manifestations of historical revisionism and the exaltation of Nazi accomplices."
As reported, in October last year, Lavrov announced the likelihood of the termination of communication between Moscow and EU leaders, complaining about the lack of understanding in the European community of the need for mutually respectful dialogue.
The Russian language does not have the status of the state language in Ukraine. According to Art. 10 of the Constitution, the state language in Ukraine is Ukrainian. The state ensures the comprehensive development and functioning of the Ukrainian language in all spheres of public life throughout the country.