Foreign Ministry summons Russia’s representative in Slovakia

The reason being the status of the Russian Defence Attaché’s Office on Facebook.

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák (Source: TASR)

The Slovak Foreign Ministry on August 16 summoned the representative of the Russian Federation to Slovakia. They discussed the statements of the Russian Defence Attaché’s Office on Facebook about the report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights which are in conflict with the interest and efforts to develop good relations between the two countries, the ministry informed the SITA newswire.

The ministry expressed concern about the biased evaluation of the UN High Commissioner’s report, especially in sections touching on the activities of Ukrainian armed forces during the defence of their country’s territory. Also, the report’s sections on the participation of Russian citizens in the conflict with the Ukraine were deliberately ignored. Moreover, the ministry has been angered by the sections that accuse Slovak representatives of lying.

No interference

“The Deputy Ambassador of the Russian Federation was warned that it is categorically unacceptable for the statements of the Russian Defence Attaché’s Office and those of Russian representatives to Slovakia to interfere in Slovakia’s internal affairs. An appeal was made to the Russian Embassy to Slovakia and its departments to base their statements solely on true and exact information,” the Foreign Ministry’s press release reads, as quoted by SITA.

The Slovak ministry also reminded Russia that the former’s foreign policy is foreseeable, transparent and based on consistent analysis of facts. Slovakia has always advocated consequent investigation of crimes against humanity in all conflicts, and will continue to do so.

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