Russia asks UN to protect Crimea from Ukrainian government

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian ombudswoman stated that Ukraine persecutes citizens of Crimea
19:23, 5 March 2019

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Russia has asked the UN ombudswoman to protect the citizens of Crimea from the actions of the Ukrainian authority as TASS reported.

Russian Ombudswoman Tatiana Moskalkova made such statement during the meeting with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. Moskalkova asked to protect the rights of the citizens of Crimea, who are persecuted by Ukraine, according to her. She states that Crimeans “are literally hunted”.

“If they come to the territory of Ukraine, they are often arrested and convicted,” Moskalkova said.

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Besides, she noted that the ban for the entry to Ukraine for Russian males aged from 16 up to 60 is 'unprecedented'.

“A lot of them have joint families, jobs, it is so far from the definition of the civilization…They became entangled in politics. It is unfair toward people,” Moskalkova added.

 In her turn, Michelle Bachelet promised to figure out this situation.

“We will see what we can do. We have the mission in Ukraine, which manages the monitoring of the situation,” Bachelet said.

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Crimea was annexed by Russia after the illegal referendum was held on the peninsula in March 2014. Earlier, the Russian military captured all strategic military objects and buildings of the key authoritative bodies. Neither Ukraine nor the rest of the civilized countries recognized the results of the referendum. A number of the European and the world countries, including Ukraine, imposed the economic sanctions against Russia.  

Last year, Ukraine banned the entry to its territory for the male citizens of Russia in the age from 16 up to 60, as President Petro Poroshenko proposed to tighten the rules of the registration in Ukraine for the Russians.

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