Searches in Crimea: Ukraine’s MFA urges Russia to release all detainees, implement UN resolution

Source : 112 Ukraine

The ministry opened criminal proceedings on the fact of illegal searches and apprehensions
17:31, 31 August 2020

In connection with the recent searches in Crimea, Ukraine demands that Russia release all the detainees and abide by a UN General Assembly resolution. This was reported by the press service of Ukraine's Foreign Ministry.

"We expect the Russian Federation to fully implement UN GA Resolutions 68/262 of March 27, 2014 ‘Territorial Integrity of Ukraine’ and ‘Human Rights Situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol (Ukraine)’ 2016-2019, as well as the order of the International Court of Justice on the application of measures in the lawsuit against the Russian Federation on the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. We demand that Russia immediately release the four people detained today, as well as all Ukrainian citizens that it had illegally apprehended before that. Today, the Russian Federation is illegally detaining about 100 Ukrainian citizens," the statement said.

Related: Crimean Tatars' houses raided in Crimea, six people apprehended

It is worth noting that the ministry opened criminal proceedings on the fact of illegal searches and apprehensions

As we reported earlier, in Nyzhnohirsky and Sovietsky areas and Sudak city of annexed Crimea, the Russian law enforcers hold searches at the houses of the Crimean Tatars.

Particularly, the search took place at the house of Crimean Solidarity journalist, correspondent of Aider Kadyrov. He was taken to the FSB of Simferopol.

Related: Russian law enforcers search houses of Crimean Tatars

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