EU countries to ask UN rights council to monitor Russia: Diplomatic sources

Nearly all EU countries, with the exception of Hungary, agreed Thursday to ask the UN Human Rights Council to appoint an expert to monitor the situation in Russia, diplomatic sources said.

Twenty-six EU countries agreed to draft a resolution, to be presented by Luxembourg, urging the council to appoint a so-called special rapporteur on the rights situation inside Russia, two diplomats told AFP.

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