Lavrov: Kiev wants relations with Moscow to deteriorate

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September 12th, 2016 – Fort Russ News – 

– DNR – translated by J. Flores – 

Kiev, by refusing to ensure the safety of diplomatic missions of the Russian Federation State Duma elections on September 18th, makes a deliberate choice in favor of the deterioration of relations with Russia, according to the comments of the Department of Information and Press the Russian Foreign Ministry.

“Accepted September 10th, is a decision of the Kiev authorities about the impossibility of holding elections to the State Duma [for dual citizens to vote in Russian elections from Ukraine – .ed] of the Russian Federation located on the territory of Ukraine, for Russian foreign institutions, is a violation of the rules of decency and civilized international relations” the Foreign Ministry said in a commentary. 

The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that “providing advance notice, in accordance with accepted international practice and the principle of reciprocity, the Kiev authorities were supposed to hold a September 18th vote at the Russian embassy in Kiev and consular offices in Lviv, Odessa and Kharkiv. We filed a legal request to protect their physical safety. “

“In accordance with its international obligations, including the Vienna Convention, the Kiev authorities were supposed to provide security in the territory of Ukraine’s diplomatic and consular establishments of Russia, and permanently, not just on election day. Recently, however, there were numerous provocations against the Russian representative, and often – with the connivance of law enforcement bodies of Ukraine “, the ministry stated in a commentary.

“Once again, Kiev makes a deliberate choice in favor of a further aggravation of Russian-Ukrainian relations,” according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. 

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