Ukrainian MP Mykola Knyazhytskyi: Ukraine must express solidarity with enslaved peoples, whose culture is on the verge of extinction

“The aim of initiative is defence of human rights, defence of peoples in modern-day Russian empire, which is aggressor state and demonstrates complete absence of values, common for all civilized countries”, said Mykola Knyazhytskyi, chairman of Ukrainian parliamentary committee on culture and spirituality, on March 6 during briefing in press-centre of Glavkom Information and Analysis Agency.

Knyazhytskyi told about a draft of Verkhovna Rada’s appeal to United Nations, PACE, NATO Parliamentary Assembly, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and national parliaments on condemnation of systematical violation of native peoples’ rights in Russian Federation.

“Ukrainians fought not only for their own freedom but also supported struggle for freedom of other colonized people. Solidarity always gave us strong hope that we will build our own state. And after getting own independence, we can not forget about those people who are still exposed to pressure, who do not have their independent state, whose culture is on the verge of extinction”, – Ukrainian parliamentary said.

Mr. Knyazhytskyi, as one of authors of the drafted appeal, also mentioned, that the aim of initiative is defence of human rights, defence of peoples in modern-day Russian empire, which is aggressor state and demonstrates complete absence of values, common for all civilized countries.

The draft appeal lists numerous examples of systematic and mass violation of political, civil, national, religious and cultural rights of native peoples in Russian Federation. Authors of the initiative call to condemn such actions of Russian Federation, and also to strengthen political and diplomatic pressure on Russia to protect freedom of speech, freedom of conscience and right of peaceful assembly.

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