UN General Assembly recognized Russia as occupant and Crimea as temporarily occupied territory

Source : 112 Ukraine

General Assembly adopted the according resolution on today’s session
23:12, 19 December 2016

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution today, December 19, 2016, according to which Russia is recognized as an aggressor state, and the Crimea - the temporarily occupied territory. This was stated in the report of the Ukrainian mission to UN on Twitter.

"Official: UNGA adopts Ukrainian draft resolution on Crimea. In favor – 70, against – 26, abstention – 77." the statement says.

It is noted that the purpose of the resolution is to ensure access for international human rights mechanisms on the temporarily occupied peninsula of Crimea in order to monitor human rights.

According to the text of the resolution, Russia is recognized as occupant state, Crimea - temporarily occupied territory.

"Annexation is not recognized, the repression of the Crimean Tatars is condemned," the statement says.

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