Dmytro Kuleba, the permanent representative of Ukraine at EU Council presented the number of steps that can be made for the improvement of the situation with the human rights in occupied Crimea to the members and directors of the council as the press service of the Representation Office reported.
The offers were submitted on February 26, on the Day of Crimea’s opposition to Russian occupation. The steps initiated by Ukraine provide the joint work of the Secretary-General, Human Rights Commissioner, organizations of human rights protection and countries-members of the EU Council to stop the repression that the Russian occupation authority holds in Crimea.
The decisions of the Committee of Ministers of EU Council dated May 3, 2017, and resolution of the UN General Assembly became the basis of the steps offered by Ukraine.
‘The main mandate of EU Council aims to protect the human rights and it will be natural for it to take the active position on this issue. The non-recognition policy of the annexation is good but people suffer there and need the immediate help’, Kuleba claimed.
As we reported Ukraine began the three-year chairmanship at the UN Human Rights Council on February 26. The term of the authority of Ukraine in the council since 2018 until 2020.