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UNGA adopts a resolution on the withdrawal of Russian troops from annexed Crimea, updated

Source : 112 Ukraine

UN member states demand to end the temporary occupation of Ukrainian territories
20:21, 9 December 2019

Middle East Monitor

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on Russia to withdraw troops from the annexed Crimea and to end the occupation of Ukrainian territories. Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN reported that on their official Facebook page.

63 votes in favor of the resolution, 19 against it.

According to the resolution, Russia must return equipment from Ukrainian warships (Berdyansk, Nikopol, Yany Kapu). The UN also insists that Russia should continue negotiations with Ukraine about returning all political prisoners.The General Assembly condemns conducting active military exercises of the Russian Federation in the territory of annexed Crimea and using seized enterprises. The UNGA also emphasizes unlawful use of nuclear infrastructure. The UN recommends that foreign countries do not visit the peninsula without agreement with Ukraine.

As it was reported earlier, the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly supported the draft of the updated resolution on Crimea.

The resolution was initiated by Ukraine, about 40 countries are its co-authors. This is the fourth UN document regarding human rights violations in occupied Crimea.

Except for those parts of the document that repeat the previous texts, the draft resolution contains a number of new provisions. The position of Ukraine in the committee was presented by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Kislitsa.

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