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Poroshenko at UN General Assembly
18:35, 19 September 2016
Poroshenko at UN General Assembly

Ukrainian President is addressing a high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly

18:35, 19 September 2016

 

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President Petro Poroshenko is addressing a high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly dedicated to increasing flows of refugees and migrants.

The meeting is being held at the headquarters of the UN General Assembly in New York within the frames of the 71st session of the organization.

In his speech, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged international community to support the conflict settlement resolution based on the international law.

Related: Merkel urged Poroshenko to fulfill the political points of Minsk agreements

"We can no longer ignore the fact that Russia is bombing civilian facilities in Aleppo in Syria, or in the Donbas. The question is not only in meeting humanitarian principles. This is also about the state having the obligation and responsibility for violation of international norms, turning people into refugees. We need international binding framework and mandatory legal system to protect the rights of displaced people. I would like to urge the international community to redouble its efforts in supporting the resolution of conflict settlement based on international law. This is the only sustainable solution to the problem faced by humanity," - he said during the meeting, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

As it was reported earlier, Poroshenko expressed the solidarity with all people in the world who have been forced to leave their homes, noting that foreign aggression and terrorism are the enemies of humanity.

Related: Poroshenko's speech at YES

There are 942 thousand people internally displaced in Ukraine since 2015 due to the conflict in Donbas. This is the fourth result in the world and the first among the countries outside the Middle East. The corresponding data are available in the study of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC).

In total there are 1.7 million internally displaced persons recorded for the period of the conflict in Ukraine.

Related: Polish FM Waszczykowski met with Poroshenko

As it was reported earlier, the UN Assembly will also keep working on drug control issues, the fight against international terrorism, the financing of peacekeeping operations. The disarmament issue is one of the most extensive blocks on the agenda.

The session will focus on issues of human rights, the elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance.

Related: Donbas conflict: 18 attacks reported, - ATO HQ

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