Russia slams UN rights report on Ukraine

Ukrainian troops stand guard at a checkpoint on the road near the eastern city of Izum in Donetsk region on May 15, 2014

Russia on Friday dismissed as unobjective and politically motivated a United Nations report warning of an "alarming deterioration" of human rights in Kremlin-backed separatist regions of eastern Ukraine.

"The complete lack of objectivity, blatant discrepancies and double standards leave no doubts that (the report's) authors were performing a political put-up job aimed at clearing the name of the self-declared authorities in Kiev," the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.

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