Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said assessments of the UN Commissioner for Human Rights ZeidRa’ad Al Hussein on the situation in Syria, he made on March 14, raise a question of the conformity of his actions to his position. “We have to state that ZeidRa’ad Al Hussein’s speech at the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council was not the first in a row of his statements and public assessments inadmissible for a UN official and opposite to commitments and requirements of professional ethics stipulated in the organization’s Charter for staff of the UN Secretariat”,Zakharova said, TASS reported.
On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry affirmed that if an EU resolution against the Russian media is implemented, Moscow will take retaliatory measures. Maria Zakharova, Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman, branded the document as paranoia and part of the ongoing demonization of Russia, adding that it is filled with made-up messages, myths, and she also said that it reflects the ideology which has been cultivated towards Russia recently. On Wednesday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution aimed at combating propaganda of third countries, including Russia. The resolution mentions Russian TV channel RT, Sputnik agency, Russkiy Mir (or Russian World) Foundation and the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo).