Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin states that resolution not only prohibits the recruitment into the armed forces of the aggressor-country in the occupied territory, but urges to guarantee the access for international human rights activists to the territory as well.
“Resolution imposes ban on recruitment to the ranks of the armed forces of the occupying state” Klimkin said.
The Minister notes that the Resolution on human rights violations by the occupation authorities in Crimea has several points.
“The first is the territorial integrity of Ukraine and recognition the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol a temporarily occupied territory. This point of the Resolution can be referenced both politically and legally. And the second is the UN condemnation of human rights violations by the occupier country, the recognition of its actions a motivated crime and forcible introduction of Russian citizenship,” the minister says.
Klimkin pointed out that recognition of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people an extremist organization is violation of the right to freedom of speech and assembly.
He went on saying that an appeal to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is now being discussed concerning the preparation of a report on the human rights situation in the peninsula.
“It is all very important, since it will be carried out under the mandate of the UN observer mission in Ukraine,” Klimkin said.
Earlier QHA reported that in March, the General Staff has doubled the number of recruits.