The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was outraged with the latest events in eastern Ukraine.
"Russia is outraged by the chaos, which is currently ruling in eastern regions of Ukraine as a result of the actions of militants of the so-called Right Sector amid utter connivance of the new authorities as they call themselves," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
"Things have come to such a point that on March 8 well-equipped people in masks and with firearms opened fire at peaceful protestors in Kharkiv. People have been injured. The Dnipropetrovsk police have detained seven Russian reporters and attributed it to the fact that they were interested solely in 'certain provocative subjects'," the document said.
"In short, it is "the freedom of mass media" in quotes in action. The Ukrainian authorities do not allow Russian citizens to Ukraine in violation of all existing bilateral agreements, virtually having blocked border cooperation. The shy silence of our Western partners, human rights organizations and foreign mass media outlets is surprising. A question emerges - where is the notorious objectivity and commitment to democracy?" the statement said.
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