Urgent.. Zakharova: There is an important point missing from American criticism of the human rights situation in Ukraine

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on what was mentioned in the section on Ukraine in an American report on the human rights situation in the world, accusing Washington of discriminating even against its own citizens.

Zakharova wrote via “Telegram” Today, Tuesday: “The US State Department drew attention to human rights violations in Ukraine, saying that it has “reliable information about cases of enforced disappearance, torture, and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment.”

It continued: “It did not The report mentions the American journalist Gonzalo Lira, who was killed in a Ukrainian prison. “So, on the basis of what standards does the US State Department prepare such reports?” Why do American officials raise their voices loudly in support of (journalist Ivan) Gershkovitch, who was caught red-handed while transmitting secret documents, under the pretext that he is a journalist, while they did not utter a single word (in defense) of Lira?".

Zakharova described the position The US State Department stated that “it is not (a) double standard, but a real separation.”

The US State Department stated in its annual report on the human rights situation in countries of the world, which was published on Monday, that cases of serious violations of human rights have been recorded. Human beings were official figures in Ukraine in 2023, and the authorities did not take measures to identify and punish those involved.

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