The human rights activist pointed to statistics that indicate that 12 people were released in 2019, but then 40 new people were deprived of freedom. Of these, 38 were imprisoned.
Russia seems to be making concessions and freeing people, however, on the other hand, it arrests, even more, Skrypnyk summed up.
65 people voted in favor, 23 against.
"Despite significant opposition from the Russian Federation, which sometimes boiled down to open threats, Ukraine managed to hold two extremely important documents at the UN - on the problem of the militarization of Crimea, and on protecting the rights of people who are forced to live under occupation," Nikolenko said.