The UN has called the “suffering” of sanctions on the Russian region

The UN has called the “suffering” of sanctions on the Russian region

GENEVA, 28 APR — RIA Novosti, Elizabeth Isakov. International sanctions against the Russian Federation may adversely affect the lives of the most vulnerable groups of the population, most hit by inhabitants of the Crimea, said the UN special Rapporteur on the question of negative effects of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights Idriss jazaïry.

Jazairi during his visit to Russia from 24 to 28 April, met with representatives of the government and civil society, visited the national human rights institutions, held discussions with representatives of business and diplomatic communities in Moscow.

“(Sanctions — ed.) Measures are intended to be a deterrent to Russia, but they risk to be only a deterrent to the international community of entrepreneurs having an adverse effect in Russia only on those vulnerable groups that do not have to do with the crisis,” said Jazairi.

According to him, “most from the current crisis affects people of Crimea”.

“They should not collectively pay the price for what is a complex political crisis, which they cannot influence. Their suffering also can not serve as an argument in resolving political differences,” said jazairy.

He added that he is ready to visit Crimea to study the situation of human rights in case the relevant interested parties so request and the previously reached agreement in this regard.

As expected, the special Rapporteur will present his report on the visit to Russia with conclusions and recommendations at the next session of the UN Council on human rights in September 2017.