Russia is increasingly concerned about discrimination against the Russian-speaking population in the Baltic countries and Ukraine, particularly with regard to linguistic and educational rights. Russia regrets that the UN Human Rights Council and its special procedures remain silent about the blatant violations of the human rights of millions of people. It is unacceptable when the protection of a state language is accompanied by repressions against national minorities.
Russia usually displays infinite patience and adheres to a policy of self-restraint, in tireless and painstaking attempts to bypass the sharpened ends of the relationship with the West, despite the attempts of the United States of America and the European Union to interfere in its internal affairs in a blatant manner, whether by coordinating and supporting colour revolutions on the Russian borders, or through destabilisation projects inside Russia, or through economic sanctions that have continued since 2014, following the coup in Ukraine, and the unification of Crimea with Russia.
A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that paints all manifestations of popular discontent as colour revolutions, portraying entire nations of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe as pathologically Russophobic, and alleges that the West is attempting to encircle Russia and to promote Russophobic sanctions and create instability around all Russian border. No evidence is provided to support the allegations.
Since March 2014, the EU has progressively imposed restrictive measures against Russia which were prolonged until 31 July 2021. The measures were adopted in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea, the deliberate destabilisation of Ukraine and the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
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