Russia will not comply with decision of Committee of Ministers of EU Council on Crimea, — Russian MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

The decision was earlier welcomed by Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, it was also positively assessed by Ukrainian president Poroshenko
21:47, 5 May 2017

Russian Foreign Ministry

Russian Federation will not implement the decision of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, adopted on May 3, regarding situation in annexed Crimea and Sevastopol. This was reported by the Foreign Ministry of Russia.

The announcement says that draft decision about situation with human rights in the peninsula was submitted by Ukraine to divert attention from this sphere on the its country’s mainland. It was also noted that annexed Crimea is currently "under protection of Russian laws, Convention of UN and European Council, including European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms". Russian Federation calls Ukrainian peninsula Russian territory.

"The decision of the CMCE is not about human or its rights. It is about how this subject can be used in political purposes, without thinking about discreditation of the Committee of Ministers itself. As a state bearing responsibility for the situation in European Council, including the Committee of Ministers, Russian Federation will have to consider steps to address the practice of opportunistic politicking, which is being established in the structures of European Council, concerning the problem of human rights observance on the whole territory of the Council of Europe," the document says.

As it was reported, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted the decision on the situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol (Ukraine), which became the first complex document of the main governing body of the council of Europe, dedicated strictly to Crimean problem.

Ukrainian President also welcomed the decision, calling it "confirmation of inevitable Russian responsibility".

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