Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation believes that part of the report of Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the situation with human rights in Ukraine is "politically biased."
"We have to note that part of the report is politically biased, a number of sections of the document is an attempt to cover up for the authorities of Kyiv, to obscure the crimes they commit against their own people," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
In addition, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that "an attempt to include an assessment of the human rights situation in the Crimea in the UN report on Ukraine is illegal."
The report states that OHCHR "continued to record violations of human rights and international humanitarian law affecting the people living on the peninsula, including the lack of respect for fair trial guarantees, the retrospective application of criminal law, forced transfer of persons under protection from Crimea to the Russian Federation, deaths in custody, torture, cruel, inhuman or humiliating treatment or punishment, as well as lack of access to effective legal protection".
Earlier it was reported that UNHCR urged Russia to lift ban on Mejlis activity in Crimea. The UN insist that the Kremlin cancel laws allowing forceful evictions and confiscations of private property in the occupied peninsula.