Today, November 14, consideration of the updated resolution on human rights in the annexed Crimea is scheduled at the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Anna Hopko told the journalists on the sidelines of the Verkhovna Rada, QHA correspondent reports.
“In the end of its two-year non-permanent membership at the UN Security Council, Ukraine made a proposition, and our 40 allied countries supported us and a resolution on human rights in the Russia-annexed Crimea. In this resolution we go further with our specific demands, after the previous resolution Russia was recognized as an occupying state, and Crimea - as a temporarily occupied territory," Hopko said.
According to the official, this resolution specifies that the UN monitoring mission should be allowed to the territory of the Crimea.
“We now observe unprecedented human rights violations there, as well as an increase in the number of such cases. Therefore, now it is important to oblige the Russian Federation to implement the decision on preventive measures, which was adopted by the international court of the United Nations in April this year, which obliges the RF to resume the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and all other Crimean Tatar organizations that were banned, to resume the Ukrainian language in schools and kindergartens, because things which are happening there now is a discrimination of Ukrainians,” she informed.
Anna Hopko believes that it is important for Ukraine to initiate similar resolutions, since in the future they would strengthen the country's legal position in all international bodies and forums.