#Commentary of Vladimir Bidyovka on another UN report on (non)observance of human rights in Ukraine

On March 19, the UN published a report on observance of human rights in Ukraine, covering the period from November 16, 2017, to February 15, 2018. What is new in this document for the citizens of the Donetsk People’s Republic? What should one pay attention to? And are there any changes in the evaluation of the actions of the Ukrainian government by the UN?

First of all, it should be noted that there is an obvious increase in the share of criticism of Ukraine. This suggests that the international community is not ready to cover up all the crimes of Ukraine, and the reputation of the DPR increases, and the Republic gradually legitimizes.

So, what is this all about? First of all, it is recognition of the shelling of the territory of the DPR by the AFU, as well as placing responsibility for the death of our citizens on the Ukrainian government. There are no more “they shelled themselves” and it is obvious for the whole world who shells. Moreover, in reference to the presence of retaliatory actions by the armed forces of the DPR, it is clarified that the AFU deploys near schools, hospitals, houses and so on, endangering the civilian population.

It is important to note that there is a growing amount of information and evidence on illegal arrests, torture and violence on the part of Ukraine against prisoners with each report, the presence of a network of secret prisons for “separatists”, in particular, it is about Kharkov, Mariupol and Kramatorsk. However, it is not the first time the UN brings up this subject. The report for November 2015 – February 2016 has already published data on the investigation of the existence of secret prisons in Ukraine.

Furthermore, the UN report mentions and condemns human rights violations of the so-called “Reintegration” law and notorious law on education. On the latter, the report indicates the recommendations of the Venice Commission.

It should be said that the report also mentions the appalling living conditions of in-migrants in Ukraine, which the Kiev regime provides to them. But most importantly, the report noted the failure of the power of Ukraine to execute the judgment of the Supreme Court, annulling the discriminatory decree of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers № 365 on the prohibition of payment of pensions to those who are not registered as an out-migrant.

Thus, we see a change in the rhetoric of the world community, its hardening attitude towards Ukraine. This is a direct message to the Ukrainian politicians, as well as the highest ranks in the SSU, prosecutor’s office, AFU and so on that their crimes will not be covered.

Vladimir Bidyovka, the DPR People’s Council deputy

The official website of the DPR People’s Council

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