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UN Security Council debate on peacekeeping operations - LIVE

The Ukrainian delegation is headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Serhiy Kyslytsia
17:36, 7 May 2019

United Nations are holding open debates on peacekeeping operations
Ukrainian delegation to UN

The United Nations are holding open debates on peacekeeping operations. The session is broadcasted by the UN press service.

"The delegation of Ukraine is headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Serhiy Kyslytsia," as the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations noted.

Related: UN Security Council convenes for snap session to discuss Putin's decree on Russian passports in Donbas

As it was reported earlier, Ukraine urged the UN Security Council member countries to increase the sanctions pressure on Russia - in the view of Russian leader Putin's recent decree on issuing Russian passports to residents of the occupied Donbas. Ukraine's Envoy in the UN Volodymyr Yelchenko said this at the urgent session of the UN Security Council.

On April 25, the Ukrainian Parliament turned to the international community, asking governments and parliaments to blame the Russian Federation's actions aimed at issuing passports for residents of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The respective appeal was sent to the EU member countries, Canada, the United States, as well as the UN, OSCE and the Council of Europe. 'Thus, the Kremlin once again breached the basic principles of the international law - deliberately and cynically. The previous practice of Russia's illegal use of the citizenship in the occupied territories shows this policy is of forced and discriminative nature, being the instruments of committing crimes against the humanity and entails human rights violations', reads the address.

Related: UN Secretary-General urges Russia to fulfill Minsk Agreements

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