First Deputy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Japarova informed UNESCO representatives about the destruction of World Heritage sites by the occupation authorities in Crimea. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in Telegram.
The facts of human rights violations and oppression of national minorities, restrictions on religious freedom, and the suppression of independent media in Crimea by the Russian occupation administration on the peninsula were also brought to the attention of the UN specialized agency.
Earlier, OHCHR documented 43 enforced disappearances in Crimea since its occupation. The enforced disappearances mostly took place in a form of abductions and kidnappings and the victims are 39 men and 4 women.
Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova said that the number of Ukrainians held captive in the illegally occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas is constantly growing and currently stands at 376 people.