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UN states violation of Geneva Conventions in Crimea due to Russia’s attempts to change demography

The report of Guterres on the fulfillment of Ukrainian resolution on human rights protection in temporarily occupied Crimea was presented on October 14
13:14, 15 October 2019

Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN Volodymyr Yelchenko
Ukrinform

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated in his report on human rights in occupied Crimea that Russia violates Geneva Conventions trying to change the demography on the peninsula as Ukrinform reported citing Ukraine’s Representative to UN Volodymyr Yelchenko.

“According to the report, the Russian Federation encourages the displacement of its own population to the peninsula and it is the direct violation of Geneva Conventions and a clear indication of the attempts to change the demographic structure of Crimea,” Yelchenko stated.

According to him, Ukraine expects that the UN will assume measures to stop the mentioned actions of Russia.

The report of Guterres on the fulfillment of Ukrainian resolution on human rights protection in temporarily occupied Crimea was presented on October 14.

Related: Kremlin refuses to discuss Crimean issue in Normandy format or in any other

Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014. Crimea is announced to be temporary occupied territory.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially announced February 20, 2014, to be the year of the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. In October 2015, then-President Petro Poroshenko signed the proper law.

The international organization recognized the occupation and annexation of Crimea as illegal and condemned the actions of Russia. West imposed the number of sanctions against Russia.

Russia denies the occupation of the peninsula and calls it “the restoration of the historical justice”.

 

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