The decision of the UN Third Committee to tighten the resolution on human rights in the Russian-annexed Crimea is another slap in the face of the Russian Federation, as the content of the document has become more stringent, compared with the previous version, the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov wrote on his Facebook page.

“We almost repeated the results of last year's vote (with a loss of two votes), when the corresponding resolution was supported by 73 countries, and 23 countries opposed it. At the same time, the loss of two votes in comparison with last year is counterbalanced by the much tougher content of the current resolution compared to the one of last year, which, by the way, the representative of the Russian Federation in the UN did not fail to yell about in the usual hysterical manner," Chubarov noted.

The Head of the Mejlis went on saying that the support of Russia in voting "against" by such countries as Belarus, Venezuela, Iran, the DPRK and Syria shows that "countries where authoritarian or dictatorial regimes reign, traditionally support the Putin regime."

Earlier QHA reported that on November 14, at the meeting of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, an updated resolution on human rights in the annexed Crimea was adopted. As a result of voting, 71 countries favored the adoption of the document, 25 were against and 77 abstained.