In a video message to a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, in Geneva, the Russian foreign minister stressed that the role of that organization is to guarantee the commitment to common and non-individual values.
He pointed out that one of UN’s main commitments is to promote respectful debates between the parties, without politicization or double standards, and prevent the use of human right issues from interfering in internal affairs.
Lavrov said that only such an approach must guide the work of this organization, seeking justice in any matter that affects people’s key interests and fundamental rights.
In this sense, he denounced the growing movement in favor of reviving Nazism or the West’s obsession with a policy of illegal unilateral sanctions.
The foreign minister said that no one is trying to hide the attacks on ordinary citizens anymore.
He warned that these restrictions, caused by illegal measures, do not limit to financial and economic bans anymore. They extend to the cultural, sports tourism, educational, information spheres and, in general, to all human contacts.