On December 16, the UN General Assembly passed the updated and reinforced resolution "Situation with human rights in the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, Ukraine". Dmytro Kuleba, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine reported that as quoted by the Ministry's press office.
The document urges UN member countries to boost cooperation in the frameworks of the Crimean Platform initiative so as to improve the human rights background in Crimea.
Besides, the resolution demands that Russia cease the groundless detentions of residents of the peninsula, release the illegally detained citizens of Ukraine, including Emir-Usein Kuku, Halyna Dohopola, Server Mustafayev, Vladyslav Yesypenko, Nariman Dzhelal, and others.
The build-up of the military presence of the Russian Federation in occupied Crimea and numerous drills of Russian armed forces cause a lot of long-term negative consequences in the region and make it more difficult to provide basic rights of the civilian population.
At that, the resolution calls on Russia to stop the policy of forced change of demographic composition of Crimea and blames the All-Russian census that is recognized as null and void on the territory of Crimea.
The document also insists that Russia carries an exclusive responsibility as the occupant country in terms of the drinking water supplies for the residents of Crimea.