Russia wants the OSCE to respond to threats to the Rossotrudnichestvo in Kiev

VIENNA, 17 Feb. /TASS/. Special monitoring mission of OSCE in Ukraine should respond and prepare a report on the attack of the nationalists in the building of Rossotrudnichestvo in Kiev. This was stated on Saturday, Russia’s permanent representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich in connection with the attack nationalists on the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Kiev.

“In connection with this provocation and threats, we asked the SMM OSCE with the requirement to respond quickly to a flagrant manifestation of aggressive nationalism and to issue an urgent report on the incident to the barbarism knew all of the participating States of the OSCE. It is also important to prevent possible further attacks to the Russian centre of science and culture”, – said in comments to the Russian Ambassador, arrived in TASS.

According to him, Russia hopes that “the Western countries, which cover the actions of the Kiev authorities, will have the wisdom to give the corresponding assessment to this incident”. “To encourage primitive nationalism is extremely dangerous. The Kiev authorities themselves did not want to do – the police quietly watching the mayhem”, – noticed Lukashevich.

The permanent representative recalled that in the framework of the OSCE Russia weekly points and representatives of States parties and the Executive structures of the organization to the danger to peace and stability posed by the radical nationalists not only Ukraine but also whole Europe. “It’s time something to do with it – we need a collective response of the international community. Expect that this time the institutions of the OSCE-ODIHR and the high Commissioner on national minorities will react to a nationalist uproar, and will not go into the shadows, as it often happened,” added the diplomat.

Statements Poroshenko

Provocative statements of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the Munich security conference on the prohibition of the Russian flag could be the signal for the radicals to action and attack the RCSC, said Lukashevich.

“Outraged at the continuing atrocities of Ukrainian nationalists. On 17 February representatives of the Ukrainian nationalist organization C14 (“whip”) attacked the building of Rossotrudnichestvo in Kiev. 30 radicals under the leadership of the Verkhovna Rada Deputy from the Radical party Andrei Lozovoy broke into the building, where there were about 50 children and many adults. The fascist thugs smashed an exhibition in memory of the singer Fyodor Chaliapin, painted the walls of extremist inscriptions, insulted the Russian diplomats who desecrated the national flag of Russia”, – said in the comments of the Russian Ambassador to the OSCE, provided by TASS.

According to him, “apparently, the provocative statements of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the Munich conference on the prohibition of the Russian flag, was the signal for actions of the radicals.” “Inactivity arrived at the police atrocities continued for more than an hour. Criminals are not afraid of justice and did not hide their faces. Photos from the scene of the defeat was exhibited them on the page in social network Facebook,” added the diplomat.

Earlier the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said at the Munich security conference that “the Russian flag should not fly anywhere, as long as Russia continues to incite the world of hybrid warfare and a Russian bullet aimed at our symbols.”

Demand official condemnation

In this connection, Russia calls on Ukraine’s leadership officially condemned the attack of radicals at the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Kiev.

“We demand an official condemnation of the actions of the radicals from the leadership of Ukraine. Condoning unbridled nationalism has gone too far. Next week the parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE. Expected that parliamentarians will vote on this subject, the more that the pogrom was led by their colleague – the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from the Radical party Andrei Lozovoi,” – said in comments that came in TASS.

Lukashevich stressed that radical nationalism in Ukraine was elevated to the rank of state policy. “In the conditions of sharp internal contradictions, the political turbulence and social malaise of the Kiev authorities to actively promote the image of an external enemy represented by Russia. Encouraged crimes against Russian property and Russian citizens in Ukraine, the authorities at the legislative level to encourage the persecution of the canonical Orthodox Church, Russian language and culture. Clamped the freedom of speech, attacks on media, journalists and bloggers – a regular, unfortunately, a phenomenon,” – said the Russian permanent representative to the OSCE.

“While in Ukraine, rampant radical nationalists, peace on this earth will be. Insist on substantive discussions in the OSCE manifestations of xenophobia, nationalism and extremism in Ukraine”, – he concluded.

New attack

According to permanent representative of Russia to the OSCE, the neo-Nazi group “the Organization of Ukrainian nationalists” is going to set fire to the building of Rossotrudnichestvo on February 18 in Kiev.

“According to available information, tomorrow, 18 February, another neo-Nazi group “the Organization of Ukrainian nationalists” is going to set fire to the building of Rossotrudnichestvo. This is unacceptable,” – said in comments the Ambassador, arrived in TASS.

However, Lukashevich reminded that the current crime is not the first attack by radicals. “In January, the nationalists poured paint and pasted anti-Russian leaflets in the building of Rossotrudnichestvo, wrapped with chain gates and hung on them the lock. The attack was carried out in August 2016 and April 2017. Remember the attack on the Russian Embassy in Kiev and other russianukraine,” – said the diplomat.

The attack on Rossotrudnichestvo in Kiev

17 February, about 30 members of the nationalist organization C14 (Sich) attacked the building of the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Kiev. As reported TASS the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo, the attack was attended by about 30 representatives of “Right sector” (in the Russian organization is prohibited), as well as members of the nationalist organization C14 (Sich). Radicals posted information about their “shares” in Facebook. According to the video, they painted the walls black and red paint offensive slogans and inscriptions. They also tore down and desecrated the Russian flag.

This is not the first attack of a radical on a mission. In August 2017, they pelted the building with smoke bombs. In July of the same year, about 30 of the radical “Freedom” headed by the Deputy of city Council Igor Miroshnichenko broke into the building and occupied the room on the second floor, where was held the presentation of the book of academician Peter Tolochko “How went the Russian land.” In the end, the event was disrupted. The radicals explained their actions by the fact that Tolochko – supposedly “antiukrainets and the enemy of the Ukrainian state.”