The Swiss government refused to issue a visa to the "deputy minister of education, science and youth" of occupied Crimea Aider Ablyatipov, the press service of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

“We are disappointed with the decision of the Swiss authorities to refuse issuing a visa in Moscow to the Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Youth of the Republic of Crimea A. Ablyatipov, who was planning to participate in the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and passed an appropriate procedure for official registration.”

The MFA noted that Switzerland allegedly did not allow Ablyatipov to convey "a real picture of what is happening on the peninsula of Crimea."

It is noted that the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council is held in Geneva from 10 to 28 of September.

Reference, on June, the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the United States withdraws from the UN Human Rights Council. She noted that the US decision will not affect the country's human rights obligations. Then the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, added that the EU will continue to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms and does not exclude joint activities with the United States.