GENEVA, 11 Dec. Elizabeth Isakov. Russia imposed a unilateral EU sanctions violate human rights, including the right to freedom of movement, said permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN office at Geneva Alexei Borodavkin, speaking Thursday at the international conference “Russia — Europe: ways out of the crisis”.
“The EU directly violates human rights against Russia. Entered against us unilateral sanctions are illegitimate not only from the point of view of classical international law, but also undermine the rights of Russian citizens to freedom of movement, development, decent work and other issues,” he said.
The Borodavkin urged the countries of Europe to see, finally, the progress in the promotion and protection of human rights that occurred in Russia over the past 25 years.
“After all, Europe took this for centuries. Moreover, we cannot fail to see that the European human rights values literally fell apart as soon as Europe was faced with threats of terrorism and mass illegal migration,” he said.
The envoy stressed that Russia stands for the honest and equitable dialogue with the West on issues of human rights and freedoms.