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Russia slams Kiev for 'dictatorial and terrorist' course

Published on Feb 24, 2014 11:16 PM

MOSCOW (AFP) - The Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday strongly criticised the new Ukrainian leadership, saying it used dictatorial methods and discriminated against ethnic Russians.

"They have set a course to suppress those who do not agree in various regions of Ukraine using dictatorial and sometimes even terrorist methods," the ministry said in a statement. Moscow also slammed new legislation that it said aimed to "restrict the humanitarian rights of Russians".