Onishchenko is concerned with the willingness of the ICRC to have access to biomaterials in Russia

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator in photobacteria Deputy Chairman of Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation on education and science Gennady Onishchenko. Archival photoOnishchenko is concerned with the willingness of the ICRC to have access to biomaterials in Russia© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator the image Bank

State Duma Deputy from the United Russia, chief state sanitary doctor from 1996 to 2013 Gennady Onishchenko concerned about the intention of the International Committee of the red cross in Russia to carry out forensic identification of the remains, he believes that this creates an ambiguous situation, as the organization authorized to do so only in countries where there are military conflicts; in addition, the MP believes that the Committee will thus have access to biomaterials on the territory of the Russian Federation.

The international Committee of the red cross (ICRC) is a private organization operating worldwide, its headquarters are located in Geneva.

«They (ICRC) have threatened to, essentially, replace our government structure, judicial-medical examination. They offer themselves as a participant, and more than that, call yourself an independent, objective organization that could, no less, to do DNA examination of biological samples for quality control from the point of view of finding the missing,» — said RIA Novosti Onishchenko.

According to him, about the intention of the Committee, said this fall, although it may conduct such activities only in countries where there are armed conflicts.

«Thus, the impression that the Russian Federation continues some conflicts. In anticipation of those elections that lie ahead, this situation is ambiguous, and it is today can be qualified very kind,» — said Onishchenko.

He added that the ICRC is an international organization with headquarters in Switzerland will have access to the study and selection of biomaterials on the territory of Russia, and the problem is now gripped by both experts and the political leadership of the country.

«Moreover, they now claim not only to the study of the effects that have been associated with armed conflict — they already claim themselves and emergencies: floods, earthquakes that do not provide any of the items of their legal status,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

He considers it necessary «to terminate the ICRC as a private Swiss organization on the territory of the Russian Federation, discredited time and again as an organization involved in intelligence activities» and to finalize and adopt the law of the Russian Red Cross.

«We need to adopt the law «On Red Cross», which needs to restore its credibility and value of the Russian national Committee of the red cross, who has to deal with international humanitarian law, the qualification of conflicts and prisoners of war, refugees from among the citizens of the South-East of Ukraine as a result of armed conflict not of an international character, which stubbornly ignores the ICRC», — said Onishchenko.

He added that millions of refugees were forced to leave the territory of Ukraine and are in Russia.

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