The European Union has once again expressed deep concern about the increase of military capacity and human rights violations in Crimea. Therefore, the EU encourages UN member states to support sanctions against the Russian Federation, stated the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU, informed press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the EU.
“The European Union’s policy of non-recognition of annexation of Crimea stays in place, which takes into account limiting measures. The EU once again urges UN member states to consider such limiting measures according to the resolution of the UN General Assembly 68/262”, - Mogherini said.
The EU High Representative emphasized that the EU “finds very concerning the events around the lawsuit on the ban of Mejlis as an extremist organization”.
The EU also encouraged to release Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko detained and charged with serious violations of international law.