The introduced to the United Nations draft resolution on the situation of human rights in Russian-occupied Crimea fully reflect the realities of life on the annexed peninsula, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov told a QHA correspondent.
“The states have different approaches to this resolution. I hope that the main emphases, which were placed by Mejlis together with the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine, will be maintained. The key idea of this document is that the Russian occupation of the Crimea led to the collapse of human rights on the peninsula,” said Refat Chubarov.
It was reported earlier that Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Vladimir Elchenko introduced to the UN a draft resolution on the human rights situation in Russian-annexed Crimea.
The document condemns the human rights abuses and discriminatory measures undertaken by Russian occupation authorities against citizens of the temporarily occupied Crimea, including the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians, as well as persons belonging to other ethnic and religious groups.
The document requests the UN Secretary-General to seek ways and means, "ensuring safe and unhindered access for human rights monitoring organizations to the Crimea."
The preamble of the draft resolution clearly states the condemnation of "the temporary occupation of Ukrainian territory - the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol - by the Russian Federation."
Russian representative Evgeny Zagaynov said that "the project is one-sided," biased and prejudiced.
The draft resolution will be put to a vote in the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on November 15.