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UN General Assembly approves updated resolution on human rights in Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

The document condemns human rights violations in the occupied Crimea, Russia's attempted annexation and temporary occupation of the peninsula, and the illegal establishment of Russian jurisdiction and administration on it
08:06, 17 December 2020

Middle East Monitor

December 16, the UN General Assembly officially voted for an updated resolution on human rights in occupied Crimea. The voting took place at the UN headquarters in New York, Ukrinform reports.

The document "Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of SevastopolUkraine" was supported by 64 UN member states, 23 states opposed it, including Russia, and 86 abstained from the voting.

The resolution was co-sponsored by Ukraine, Georgia, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and other partner countries.

Related: Ukraine wants Russia to participate in talks on Crimea’s de-occupation

"Russia continues discriminating the inhabitants of the peninsula: Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians, and persons belonging to other ethnic and religious groups," reads the message.

As we reported earlier, over 14,000 people have deceased throughout the entire period of Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine.

"On December 14, 1974, the UN General Assembly approved Resolution 3314 (XXIX), which defined the term 'aggression'. For the last seven years, Russia has been grossly violating the UN Charter, this resolution, and its other international legal obligations by carrying out armed aggression against Ukraine," the statement said.

Related: Is Crimea now costing Russia more than it is worth?

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