On Wednesday, Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said that Russia’s surprised at the blasé reaction from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Kiev junta’s artillery shelling of Slavyansk as well as to its cutting off the Crimean water supply. He said that he’d brought this up with UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović. Churkin said, “I received a rather surprising answer… ‘They’re looking into the situation’. One can see from any satellite that the water doesn’t flow. Once again, the UN dodged its responsibility to give an unbiased appraisal of events. It avoided condemning the artillery shelling of Slavyansk in the same way, referring they needed to investigate it”.
He also said that a closed doors meeting of the UN Security Council on the human rights situation didn’t support Russia’s request to appeal to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to…
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