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UNGA approves updated resolution on Crimea

The Assembly agreed that the situation in Crimea should be described as Russian aggression, in accordance with the 1974 Resolution "The definition of aggression"
08:50, 15 November 2019

Middle East Monitor

The UN General Assembly has supported the draft of the updated resolution on Crimea. This is mentioned in the tweet of Ukraine's UN Office.

The Third Committee of UNGA decided to back the draft on human rights protection in the Russian-occupied Crimea. 67 countries voted "pro", while 23 voted "con".

Ukraine initiated the resolution, with another 40 countries acting as co-authors. It's the fourth document that the UN passes in support of the violated human rights in the occupied peninsula. Apart from the sections that remained unchanged, the draft law also contains a number of new provisions.

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Deputy Foreign Minister Serhiy Kyslytsia was the one who represented Ukraine's official position in the Third Committee.

Specifically, the Assembly agreed that the situation in Crimea should be described as Russian aggression, in accordance with the 1974 Resolution "The definition of aggression". This document states that the aggression is one country's use of armed force against the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of another. At that, no territorial claim or any benefit received in the result of the aggression are not and may not be considered legal. 

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