Yesterday, December 19, the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution on Crimea, according to the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmitry Kuleba. The UN General Assembly endorsed the decision of its Third Committee and finally approved the resolution, titled "Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)."
Besides the fact that Russia is legally recognized as occupant and Crimea formalized the status of the occupied territory, the resolution requires the UN Secretary-General to look for opportunities to provide unhindered access for human rights defenders to the peninsula and to establish regional and inter-regional monitoring mechanisms. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is also instructed to create a separate thematic report on the situation in Crimea.
As QHA reported earlier, the UN General Assembly at its 65th plenary session adopted a resolution on human rights in Crimea by a majority votes.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine noted that by voting for the resolution on human rights in Crimea at a meeting of the UN General Assembly, the world gave a clear signal to the Russian occupying power: the perpetrators of the Crimeans rights violations will be held accountable.