V. Putin: Ukrainian developments show the international law is in deep crisis
The events in Ukraine showed that the international law is in deep crisis as many international human rights organizations turn a blind eye to crimes against civilians in Ukraine. According to the Ria NOVOSTI, Russian President Vladimir Putin said about this on Tuesday.
“They (means the events in Ukraine) have demonstrated a large-scale crisis of the international law, basic norms of the Universal declaration in human rights and the convention to prevent genocide,” Putin said at a meeting of the Kremlin human rights council.
“We witnessed double standards in attitudes toward crimes against civilians in southeastern Ukraine, the violation of fundamental human rights – the right to live and the right for personal security. People there are subject to torture, cruel and humiliating treatment, discrimination and extrajudicial measures,” Russian president said.
“Unfortunately, many international organizations simply turn a blind eye to these facts,” he stated.