Italy urges Ukrainian authorites to urgently stop violence committed by radicals

Source : 112 Ukraine

Italian MP did not rule out that the European Union could adopt a proper statement
18:55, 17 July 2020

In order to be part of Europe, it is essential to respect human rights. First of all, in your own country. That is why the Ukrainian authorities need to decisively stop the violence from the side of the radicals who, neglecting the law, crack down on people all over the country as 112 Ukraine TV channel reported citing Member of Senate of Italy from Democratic Party Roberto Rampi.

“We all believe that Ukraine is a very interesting and important country for Europe. We would like Ukraine to enter the European Union and become an integral part of Europe. But we have to say and remind all Ukrainians and the Ukrainian government in particular: to be in Europe it is essential to respect human rights. Such cases of violence are inconsistent with European civilization. We have the same problems in other countries in Europe. But their government should do almost everything possible to stop such violence. That is why we ask the Ukrainian government to do more and be more decisive against such violence,” he underlined.

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Rampi did not rule out that the European Union could adopt a proper statement.

“We have a strong relationship that is why, based on them, the EU may ask Ukraine to show more decisive actions against such violence to support these relations. I believe we should do more. The extremists and activists often use the conflict in Donbas as the excuse of the attacks on the opposition and people who follow the opposite view,” Rampi added.

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The Italian MP underlined: any person in any democratic country can become a victim of their own views.

“I was one of the lawmakers who strongly condemned the actions of Russia in Donbas and in Crimea. I was engaged in the international issues of Ukraine. But any actions cannot justify such violence. Anybody in any democratic country might become a victim of their own opinion,” he underlined.

As we reported, the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine called for an investigation into the deaths in Odesa in May 2014. The document, published by the UN Monitoring Mission for Human Rights in Ukraine, provides updated information on the status of investigations and trials on the events in the center of Odesa and on Kulykovo Field.

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