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On Jul 28, the OHCHR posted the fourth report on the
results of work of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission for the period
from June 8 until July 15.

“Understanding the difficulty of the OHCHR tasks in terms of ensuring
an impartial and objective assessment of the situation in Ukraine, [we] must acknowledge that the mission is failing to report the disruptive
role of the Russian Federation, which is evident not only to Ukrainian
authorities, both in the events in the east of our state and in the
worsening of the situation with human rights overall. Unfortunately,
this wasn’t included to the report or press release on the occasion of
its [report’s] publication. Appealing to ‘two parties’ while failing to
notice ‘the third one’ or rather ‘the first one’ seems to us at least
short-sighted, if not dangerous,” reads the statement by the ministry
posted on July 28.

The ministry positively assesses the report. However, it is necessary
to draw attention to the fact that by using academic approaches,
stating figures and facts without explaining them, the authors of the
report sometimes fail to fully reflect the whole meaning of what is
happening.

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