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UNESCO adopts decision on beginning of direct monitoring of situation in annexed Crimea

Earlier, UNESCO expressed concern because of the deterioration of the cultural heritage condition in Crimea
21:54, 10 October 2018

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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.

Related: UNESCO concerns about cultural heritage in annexed Crimea

Reportedly, in October 2017, Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called UNESCO to introduce direct monitoring in occupied Crimea.

Related: Crimean hostages: the story of "Scythian gold" dispute

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.  

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