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Saturday, 15 February 2014 - 9:28
Russia rejects UN probe on Sri Lanka
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Russia rejected calls by Western nations for an international probe into alleged war crimes in the final phase of the 26-year Sri Lankan civil war that the government won in 2009.

Visiting Colombo amid concern about the country's human rights record in the United States and Britain, a senior Russian diplomat said attempts to impose an international inquiry into wartime atrocities would be counter-productive.

The United States and Britain have said they might ask the United Nations Human Rights Council in March to call for an inquiry.

The foreign ministry's director for humanitarian corporation and human rights Anatoly Viktorov stated that nothing good will come out from an international investigation.
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