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UN General Assembly to consider situation in occupied territories of Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The decision was made by the majority of the votes
08:04, 10 September 2021

First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova
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The UN General Assembly will consider the situation in occupied territories of Ukraine as First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova reported on Twitter.

“Right now, with the majority of the voices (71 – in the affirmative; 12 – against; 45 – refrained), the UN General Assembly has approved the decision on keeping of the important for Ukraine paragraph “Situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine” and its inclusion in the agenda of the 76th session of the General Assembly,” Emine Dzhaparova stated.

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Besides, she thanked all countries that supported Ukraine and the international order during the voting.

As we reported, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres prepared the new report on human rights violations in the Russian-occupied Crimea. OHCHR documented the arbitrary arrests of 33 individuals (30 men and three women) in Crimea during that period, which represents an almost fivefold increase in comparison with the seven individuals arrested in the 2019–2020 period. Thirty-one of the victims belonged to religious minorities in Crimea (21 Muslims and 10 Jehovah’s Witnesses)".

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The UN also claimed that "no tangible progress has been made in investigating the 43 cases of enforced disappearances (39 men and four women) documented in Crimea since March 2014".

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