Russia wants to recognize three Ukrainian organizations "unwanted"
The Russian Ministry of Justice, General Prosecutor's Office and the Foreign Ministry are collecting and analyzing data for the possible banning four non-profit organizations from the so-called “stop list” adopted last year by the Russian Federation Council, that’s according to the chairman of the international affairs committee of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Konstantin Kosachev.
According to Kosachev, it is the Ukrainian World Congress, the Ukrainian World Coordinating Council, the Crimean Field Mission on Human Rights that can be declared “unwanted.”
In addition, the International Republican Institute (IRI) can be banned in the territory of the Russian Federation: "Relevant structures collect and analyze information on this organization, on whether it constitutes a threat to the constitutional order of the Russian Federation," said Kosachev, according to RIA Novosti.
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Read alsoRussia wants Crimea referendum denial to be equalized with extremismThe appeal included a "stop-list" of 12 organizations that, according to the senators, "is unwanted in the territory of the Russian Federation": the Soros Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the International Republican Institute (IRI), the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), the MacArthur Foundation, Freedom House, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Education for Democracy foundation (FED), the East European Democratic Centre, the Ukrainian World Congress, the Ukrainian World Coordinating Council, and the Crimean Field Mission on Human Rights.