Ukraine's Foreign Ministry discusses situation with human rights violation in the annexed Crimea, which continues to deteriorate, taking into account the spreading coronavirus. This is mentioned in the message of the press office of Ukraine's Foreign Ministry.
"In spite of its healthcare protection commitments that it undertook as an occupant state (...), the Russian Federation uses sharpening of humanitarian situation as a smokescreen exclusively for further assault on rights and freedoms of Crimeans", reads the message.
The authority points out that the spread of the pandemic did not prevent Russian occupant authorities in Crimea from holding another military draft for Russia's armed forces. This, according to the Ukrainian side, is a war crime.
Ukraine's Foreign Ministry claimed that Russia blocks due and free access for internartional missions in Crimea.
The Russian government has not yet commented on Ukraine's statement.
Earlier, the "head" of the occupation authorities of the annexed Crimea, Sergey Aksenov, said that there were more people infected with COVID-19 than it had been detected officially, Krym.Realii reported. According to Aksenov, only those who have obvious symptoms of SARS, influenza, and pneumonia are tested for coronavirus.