Ukraine supports the creation of a new sanctioning mechanism for human rights violations by the European Union and hopes that the mechanism will help punish those responsible for human rights violations in the Russian-occupied Crimea. This is stated in an official statement of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
"Ukraine welcomes and supports the introduction of a new universal sanctioning mechanism in the field of human rights violations by the European Union, which was approved today by the EU Council. This decision has once again shown that the EU is a recognized world leader in combating human rights violations," the statement said.
The Ukrainian ministry reminded that persecution for the civil position, politically motivated imprisonment, torture, and murder have been going on in Crimea since 2014, and there are no freedoms of speech, religion, and the right to national identity on the peninsula.
As we reported earlier, the UN General Assembly approved a resolution on the militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, as well as the Black and Azov Seas.