UN passes resolution on human rights violation in Crimea

22:11, 16 November 2016

UN votes for draft resolution on human rights violations in the occupied Crimea. The document underlines the need to release Ukrainian citizens, illegally detained by Russia, and to overturn a judgment on banning the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars People.

The draft resolution also calls the Russian Federation to provide access for the human rights organizations to the peninsula.

According to the Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, the term “temporary occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol” shall be used in all the UN documents from now on.

The draft co-authors are 41 UN member states. 73 countries supported the resolution, 23 voted against, 76 abstained.