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Russia violates international law, causes human suffering in Ukraine, - Sweden

Olof Skoog, the Permanent Representative of Sweden to UN, urged to strengthen and defend the humanitarian efforts in the world
10:41, 2 October 2018

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Olof Skoog, the Permanent Representative of Sweden to UN claimed during his speech at UNGA in New York that Russia violated the international law and caused the human suffering in Ukraine by the annexation of Crimea and break into Eastern Ukraine as Ukrinform reported.

"The illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia and aggression at the east of Ukraine are the violation of the international law. It led to more than 10,000 deaths and unacceptable human suffering," Skoog said.

Related: Poroshenko to put U.S. declaration on non-recognition of Crimea’s annexation in his office

He emphasized the necessity of the observation of the international treaties that guarantee the sovereignty and integrity of Ukraine.

"Commitments taken according to Helsinki Agreement and Budapest Memorandum should be observed as well as the fulfillment of the Minsk Agreements should be provided," the diplomat noted.

Related: Volker presents declaration on non-recognition of Crimea's occupation

Earlier Marc-André Blanchard, the Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN, urged the international community to stop Russia’s destabilizing activities in Ukraine.

Also, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin stated that the institution intends to prepare a draft resolution of the UN General Assembly on the militarization of occupied Crimea.

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