Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in response to the U.S. report on human trafficking in the world — Look whos talking …

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich, commenting on the published U.S. Department of State annual report on human trafficking in the world, made the following statement:

"American foreign policy department, pay such close attention to the situation of trafficking in persons outside the United States, are no different same thoroughness in analyzing the situation" at home. " After all, the U.S. has been and remains the largest in the world, "importer" live goods: according to human rights activists, from 12 million in the territory of the United States of illegal immigrants each year from 100 to 500 thousand people are victims treffikinga for labor exploitation …

The report ignored the facts supply of sex slaves in areas of permanent deployment of U.S. forces abroad. It does not say about the cases of trafficking in children in the United States: According to the NGO "Polaris Project" each year 100 million children are involved in the American sex industry. Gone unnoticed by the spread of sexual and labor exploitation of orphans who were raised in foster and adoptive families that are coming of age on the streets and are often caught in the network of traffickers'

Lukashevich called the State Department report "politically biased document." "The U.S. itself and its Western allies priori ranked as" Excellent "and" undesirable "the State Department states attributed gross and massive violations of human rights with threats of sanctions for 'inaction' to remove them. Judge for yourself: wandering from the report in the report of the list of "most problematic" countries — Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Zimbabwe, North Korea — this year for the first time added to Syria, where U.S. intelligence suddenly found glaring instances of human trafficking. "

The representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Russian law enforcement agencies are actively engaged in the fight against trafficking cases in Russia, including in the framework of international co-operation with colleagues from other countries. "This is such a direct interaction of relevant agencies to investigate specific crimes brings real results as opposed to training politicized rating states on the basis of biased estimates, which give the opposite effect, complicating international cooperation", — he said.

Recall, the U.S. State Department published its annual report on human trafficking in the world. It along with other countries, Russia is ranked among the states where the spotted traces of slavery. At the same time, according to U.S. analysts, slave labor was used even during construction of "Sochi-2014" and the APEC summit in Vladivostok.

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