Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has supported resolution № 3449, which appeals to the UN and foreign governments to condemn Russia's violation of the rights and freedoms of Crimean Tatars. 310 MPs voted for it.
The online broadcast was provided by the 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"To approve the Address of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the United Nations, the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the BSEC Parliamentary Assembly, governments and parliaments of the world on honoring the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people and condemning the violations by the Russian Federation, as the aggressor state, of the rights and freedoms of the Crimean Tatar people," the text of the resolution reads.
This resolution shall enter into force on the day of its adoption.
As we reported earlier, Chargé d'Affaires of the United States in Ukraine Kristina Kvien confirmed that the United States did not recognize the annexation of Crimea.
"We solely remember the start of Soviet deportations of Crimean Tatars which caused unimaginable suffering, traumas, and deaths of many thousands. The grief these individuals and their families endured cannot be measured or justified. These traumas and suffering are only deepened by Russia's modern-day occupation of Crimea. The United States does not and will not Russia's purported annexation of Crimea. Our Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns control of the Crimean peninsula to Ukraine, and our commitment to Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity is unshakable. We call on Russia to stop its legacy of inflicting suffering on the people of Crimea, to end conscription there and to immediately return full control of Crimea to Ukraine," Kvien stated.