Russia is irrelevant to most of the charges sounding in her address, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov. According to him, this applies both to allegations of involvement in hacking attacks and interference in elections, and allegations of violations of the rights of LGBT people in Russia.
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“If there are facts, will the names, and our answers will then be specific” – quoted Lavrov RIA Novosti. He stated that there was “no concrete facts” proving violations of the rights of sexual minorities in Chechnya or any other region of the Russian Federation.
The theme of oppression of gays in Chechnya at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin raised his French counterpart Emmanuel macron. He is in conversation with the Russian leader accused the Russian RT and Sputnik defamation. Lavrov and on this occasion said that the relevant facts do not.
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About the persecution of residents of Chechnya on suspicion of sexual orientation in April, wrote “Novaya Gazeta”. The publication notes that does not publish names of victims, fearing for their safety. Interviews with the victims then published several media.
Chechen authorities accused of covering the topic of journalists in libel, conducted local law enforcement checks found no evidence of the data contained in the publications. The Kremlin also noted that confidence in the leadership of Chechnya.