Klimkin: Security in Europe is under threat due to frozen conflicts

Source : 112 Ukraine

Minister urged not to ignore conflicts in Europe
21:44, 21 February 2017

112 Agency

Security in Europe is under threat because of the frozen conflicts, in particular because of the fighting in the Donbas region. This statement was made by Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin during a debate on conflicts in Europe in the UN Security Council.

"Events of the recent years have shown that ignoring the conflict in Europe and the inability to learn from the lessons can no longer continue. We must return security in Europe back in the spotlight", Klimkin said.

Related: Klimkin: UN must be more proactive in addressing armed conflict in Donbas

Foreign Minister also added that security in Europe is in ambiguo.

"Today the European and global order based on the rule of law has reached a turning point. There are two options. First one is further destabilization, and the second is consolidation of the international community around the strengthening of institutions and the United Nations in ensuring respect for international law", he stressed.

Klimkin also paid attention to the violation of human rights in the occupied Crimea.

"Ukraine has suffered from the direct military aggression. Crimea and the eastern part of the Donbas region are illegally occupied. Three years have passed since the occupation of Crimea. The aggressor state is constantly violating human rights, including the rights of the Crimean Tatars", Klimkin said.

Related: UN Security Council debates on conflict in Europe chaired by Klimkin - online broadcast

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