Ukraine was presented on 8 November in the third Committee of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly the draft resolution “Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol”.

In the documentpublished on the website of the UN, it is proposed to condemn “human rights abuses, discriminatory measures and practices against the inhabitants of the temporarily occupied Crimea, including the Crimean Tatars, but also Ukrainians and persons belonging to other ethnic and religious groups by the Russian occupation authorities”.

The document also contains a number of calls to Russia, including the call to take the necessary measures to stop the infringement of human rights in the Crimea, to provide unimpeded access to Crimea the international observers and to release the “illegally detained and convicted” of Ukrainian citizens and to cancel the decision of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people by the extremist organization and ban its activities in the Crimea, as well as prohibiting entry to the Crimea leaders of the Majlis.

The sponsors of the draft resolution were made by 38 delegations. “This draft resolution is based on the universal Declaration of human rights, international treaties on human rights and other relevant international instruments and declarations”, – said, presenting the document for consideration by delegates, permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko.

The Ukrainian delegation said that the draft resolution be put to vote in the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, November 15. Our support for the Ukrainian draft resolution has already said Britain. The head of the British foreign Ministry Boris Johnson wrote in his Twitterthat he discussed the project with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavel Klimkin. Johnson called the situation with human rights in Crimea is unacceptable.

In turn, the representative of Russia Yevgeny Zagainov said that his delegation would vote against the draft resolution. He called the document one-sided, biased and prejudiced. “The project completely ignores the unilateral consequences for the inhabitants of the Crimea from the actions of the Ukrainian authorities”, – said the Russian delegate.

Earlier it was reported that on the same day, 8 November, the EU expanded the list of persons subject to sanctions, subject to all the deputies of the state Duma of the Russian Federation of the Crimea and Sevastopol.

Ukraine submitted to the UN a draft resolution on human rights violations in Crimea 09.11.2016

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