Foreign Ministry of Ukraine welcomed the adoption of the renewed and enhanced resolution ‘Situation with human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, Ukraine” at the 74th session of the General Assembly as the ministry reported.
“As the events in the Third Committee of the General Assembly on November 14 and repugnant blackmail from the side of the Russian side to the foreign states with the demands not to vote for the draft resolution showed that Russia is aware of the inevitability of the coming of the international and legal responsibility for the committed illegal actions,” Ukrainian diplomats noted.
They also positively perceived another urge of the General Assembly to release Emir-Usein Kuku and other Ukrainian citizens illegally kept by the Russian Federation.
Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry urged Russia to listen to the international society and provide the unhindered access of international monitoring missions, including OSCE SMM and non-government human rights organizations to temporarily occupied Crimean peninsula. It will male possible the qualified estimation of the observation of the commitments by Russia on the international humanitarian law and human rights.
On December 18, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that calls on the Russian Federation to stop human rights violations in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.