40 countries join resolution on the occupied Crimea

At the moment, the Ukrainian side is actively working to promote the resolution among the UN member states
08:08, 14 November 2017

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The representatives of 40 countries as co-authors joined the development of the updated draft resolution on "Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)". This was reported by Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Kyslytsia, who arrived in New York to promote the document, Ukrinform reports.

"As of now, we have forty countries that have joined as co- authors the resolution submitted on the implementation of the initiative of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, as he announced during the general debate of the UN General Assembly in September," he said.

Kyslytsia added that at the moment the Ukrainian side is actively working to promote the resolution among the UN member states.

"We hold numerous bilateral meetings with our partners and not only to get maximum support during the voting," he said.

He stressed that the aim of the resolution "is to protect the rights and freedoms of citizens on the Ukrainian peninsula," and the language of the document is "rather powerful and tough with clear unambiguous wording."

Related: Ukrainian MFA to demand from New York Times to correct ‘disputed’ Crimea

According to him, the leaders of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev, Akhtem Chiyhoz and Rustem Umerov will also arrive in New York.

As it was reported earlier The New York Times newspaper published a map that depicts Crimea as the territory of dispute. It was published in the article ‘Putin’s bridge to Crimea may carry more symbolism then traffic’.

The map where Russia and Crimea marked in one color and the status of the peninsula called ‘disputable’ was published in the article. The New York Times also cited Ekaterina Shulman, the political expert of the Academy of the Russian president who claims that the building of the bridge that unites Russian and the annexed peninsula is symbolical.

Crimea was annexed by Russia by way of the illegal referendum that was held at the peninsula in March 2014. Earlier the Russian militaries that stayed there without any marking conquered all strategic military objects and building of the force and state bodies. The results of the referendum were not recognized by Ukraine and the world society. The number of the European and world countries, including Ukraine imposed the economic sanctions against Russia.

Related: Ukraine, UNESCO agree on monitoring parameters in annexed Crimea

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