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US reacted to Russia's intention to return to UN Human Rights Council

Sep 27, 2023

The US State Department believes that Russia's representation in the UN Human Rights Council is inconsistent with its actions in Ukraine.

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to a statement by US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller during a briefing.

"I would say that we have made our position on Russia's approach to human rights quite clear. The Secretary of State (Anthony Blinken – ed.) has been clear that we have seen Russia commit war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine. We've made it clear that there has to be accountability for the crimes that they've committed, and so, of course, I think that representation on a human rights body is inconsistent with their actions in Ukraine," Miller said.

As a reminder, yesterday it was reported that Russia is seeking to rejoin the UN Human Rights Council in the upcoming elections. It was expelled last year after the start of the war against Ukraine.

Now Russian diplomats are seeking re-election of their country to the Council for a new three-year term.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 27/09/2023

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