The UN General Assembly passed the resolution about the situation with human rights observation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.
The vote took place during the Assembly’s 72nd session on Tuesday, December 19. Seventy member countries supported the document; 26 said no, and another 76 abstained.
Later that day, Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko hailed the positive vote. ‘I welcome the adoption of the resolution about prevention of human rights violations in Crimea. I am thankful to the true friends of Ukrainian Crimea – to both co-authors and those who supported the bill. Today’s vote sends a powerful signal to the aggressor country that truth, justice and the supremacy of law stand with us! The international front that supports Crimea gains strength, in spite of the Kremlin’s attempts to block this issue. Crimea is Ukraine!,’ he wrote.
Foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin added that pressure on Russia has been growing lately, and he also thanked all those who supported the bill.