Russia urges Egyptian politicians to give up force methods, ensure citizens' rights

Egyptian politicians must give up force methods of resolving issues existing between them and the Egyptian authorities should put priority on ensuring citizens' rights, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Egyptian politicians must give up force methods of resolving issues existing between them and the Egyptian authorities should put priority on ensuring citizens' rights, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

"We still think that the way out in the difficult situation existing within Egypt is possible only on the basis of the leading political forces' refusal from force methods leading to further tension escalation and new casualties," Russian Foreign Ministry Information and Press Department Deputy Director Maria Zakharova said in a statement posted on the ministry's website on Monday.

"We expect the Egyptian authorities to base their actions on the priority of ensuring citizens' rights, necessary level of public security and order," the statement said.

Moscow supports the idea of establishing the inclusive political process in order to restore national unity, to stop violence and to implement reforms, which are in the interests of absolutely all social and confession groups of Egypt, Zakharova said.

"At the same time, the Russian Foreign Ministry confirms the recommendation for Russian citizens, who are in Egypt, to avoid districts where large-scale protest rallies are held and for individuals, coming to the country with touristic purposes, to take into account the existing situation and to refrain from trips outside resort areas," Zakharova said.

Supporters of President Muhammad Morsi ousted from power have recently held new large-scale demonstrations in Cairo, Alexandria and other Egyptian cities. The rallies were accompanied by clashes with police and local residents, in which several dozen people died and hundreds were injured. At the same time, large-scale manifestations in support of the interim government formed in early July are held.

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