An OSCE report accuses Ukrainian authorities of a “huge number of gross violations of human rights, the rule of law and international humanitarian law” all of which have brought about a “disastrous humanitarian and human rights situation in Odessa, in particular, and Ukraine as a whole”.
Prior to the annexation of the Crimea, Russia had been humiliated by the West and then converted into “its appendage of natural resources and raw materials”.
No evidence given. In 2010 the EU and Russia launched a Partnership for Modernisation. As stated in the Joint Declaration:"The European Union and Russia, as long-standing strategic partners in a changing multipolar world, are committed to working together to address common challenges with a balanced and result-oriented approach, based on democracy and the rule of law, both at the national and international level" (bit.ly/1p648gA), . // The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has repeatdely drawn attention to the perils of Russia's development model based on commodity exports and has set out strategies to diversify its economy and avoid the “resource trap” (bit.ly/1qKPzBZ), .