On October 10, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted a decision on the beginning of the direct monitoring of the situation in Crimea, annexed by Russia. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reported this on his Facebook page.
‘I welcome the important decision of the Executive Council of UNESCO to begin direct monitoring of the situation in the ARC (Autonomous Republic of Crime - Ed.) and Sevastopol. Russian occupation authorities will not be able to conceal their crimes from the international community. As well as to avoid its deserved responsibility. With one voice in all international formats we continue to fight for the restoration of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity,’ Poroshenko claimed.
Reportedly, in October 2017, Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called UNESCO to introduce direct monitoring in occupied Crimea.
Reportedly, Ukraine has filed a lawsuit in ECHR against Russia due to its violation of Ukrainian political prisoner’ rights. In particular, the Ukrainian Government states on the systemic violations of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms by the Russian side.