Russia perceives protests and civil unrest in the U.S. following the death of George Floyd as a “domestic issue." It was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov, CNBC reports.
“What is going on in the States with these riots and protests is America’s domestic affair. We hate it when someone is trying to interfere in our domestic affairs and we never do it ourselves,” he added.
However, according to Putin's spokesman, the Russian Federation is "concerned about respect for human rights in every corner of the world and that is applicable for the United States as well."
As we reported earlier, Voice of America journalist Khrystyna Shevchenko was attacked during the shooting of news footage on protests in the United States.
"I was filming, as activists/robbers broke into the store. No one touched me for about 10 minutes. And then my eyes went blank from a punch. I was blacking out for a few seconds and then I fell. The tripod with the camera also fell on my foot," the journalist told.
Shevchenko was diagnosed with a fracture of two toes and a minor head injury.