Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Vladimir Yelchenko called on the OSCE to pay increased attention to the situation of human rights in the occupied Crimea, where the Russian authorities carry out brutal repression.

“The ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine and its negative impact poses one of the major threats to European security.

We call on the OSCE to pay special attention to the human rights situation in the occupied Crimea, where Russia carries out unprecedented repression,” the diplomat said at a meeting of the UN Security Council on the priorities of the Austrian presidency of the OSCE, according to the Twitter page of the Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations.

Yelchenko stressed that the Russian Federation does not intend to fulfill Minsk agreements; instead it is engaged in blackmail, military provocations and political pressure.

Earlier, QHA reported that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has announced an increase in the number of observers as part of its Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, strengthening its technical capacity and increasing patrol hours along the line of contact.

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