The head of the HRC called fantasy Ponomareva call to arm the Russian opposition

MOSCOW, 30 Jul — RIA Novosti. The head of the presidential Council on human rights (HRC) Mikhail Fedotov, speaking about calls to the former state Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev in Kiev to use the protests in Russia, said that it was ridiculous to comment on fantasies that have no relation to reality.

Previously, the newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda” wrote that ex-the Deputy of the state Duma Ilya Ponomarev, “urged Ukraine to arm the Russian opposition and send it to the Kremlin.” The author cites excerpts from an interview located in Ukraine Ponomarev the Ukrainian magazine “Focus”. Former MP believes that the protests, the workers “it is necessary to use the full program to reach out to those who want to dismantle Putin’s system”.

“In my opinion, it is ridiculous to comment on fantasies that have no relation to reality. Yes, in our country there is a protest movement, there is opposition, systemic and non-systemic, there are people dissatisfied with those or other decisions of the authorities, and it is normal for any normal democratic society. Just to solve all the problem by peaceful and legal means, not violence,” said Fedotov RIA Novosti.

He stressed that violence only begets violence. “I am confident that Ilya Ponomarev is perfectly aware of this, but apparently at some point he for some reason decided unsuccessfully to joke”, — said the head of the HRC.