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Foreign Affairs Minister accuses UN of defending individual states interests over non-participation in Crimean Platform summit

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Minister noted that the UN misunderstands its mission in the world
13:20, 16 September 2021

Ukraine's top diplomat Dmytro Kuleba called for broad EU sanctions against Russia
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Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba accused the United Nations of protecting the interests of individual states that violate international law by failing to participate in the Crimean Platform summit. This was announced by the Foreign Affairs Minister at a briefing.

“This organization ignored the Crimean Platform summit and was not represented at it. It happened for purely political reasons. We will talk to the organization's leadership about the inadmissibility of such an attitude, because the key task of the UN is to maintain peace and security,” Kuleba said.

The Minister noted that the UN misunderstands its mission in the world.

“When we see the participation of organizations such as the Council of Europe, NATO, GUAM in the Crimean Platform summit, and the UN deliberately ignores this measure, it tells us about the state of affairs in the organization itself, its understanding of its role and missions in the world,” Kuleba said.

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According to him, the Ukrainian side will work to change this understanding.

As it was reported earlier, the Crimean Platform was initiated as an international coordination mechanism to return the issue of Crimea to the agenda, protect human rights in Crimea and promote the deoccupation of the peninsula.

In February this year, President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on the establishment of an organizing committee for the preparation and holding of the founding summit of the Crimean Platform in Ukraine.

In May, EU foreign ministers agreed to consider participating in this summer's Crimean Platform summit.

In total, the summit was attended by representatives from 44 countries and organizations.

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