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Ukraine preparing number of initiatives against Russia at UN General Assembly
20:12, 9 September 2017
Ukraine preparing number of initiatives against Russia at UN General Assembly

All claims will concern aggression of Russia in the east of Ukraine, as well as the annexation of Crimea

20:12, 9 September 2017

United Nations

Ukraine is preparing a number of claims against Russia, which it intends to voice next week at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. This was reported by Ukraine's permanent representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko in an interview with  Ukrinform.

"There are a number of initiatives that I do not want to disclose now in advance for our former strategic partner, but they (the Russian side, - Ed.) should be sure that there will be many surprises on their way. I can only say that these are lot of questions. The General Assembly has six main committees that cover the spheres of economy, human rights, international law, information, and in each of them you can find many things that Moscow has either violated or simply does not fulfill. Of course, it's all going to be about the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, "he said.

He noted that after the "peace initiative" of Russia, the Ukrainian side intends to once again draw the attention of the General Assembly to the possibility of introducing a UN peacekeeping contingent to the territory of Donbas. According to him, Ukraine has not stopped focusing on this since March 2015, but after the statement of the Russian Federation this issue is more acute.

Yelchenko clarified that all the claims will concern Russia's aggression in the east of Ukraine, as well as the annexation of Crimea. In addition, the Permanent Representative added that on October 16, elections to the Security Council for Human Rights will be held in New York. He expressed hope that Ukraine will be elected to the new composition.

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