We, representatives of nongovernmental organizations, whose mission is to promote recognition and respect for human rights, welcome the development of relations and efforts of the parties for removal of barriers between the European Union and the Russian Federation. In this respect, we believe that rapprochement should occur on the basis of shared values, the most important of which are human rights. Well-being of citizens, respect for and observance of the rights and freedoms at the level of common European standards are the basic conditions and criteria for the success of cooperation between the states.

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