Permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko told “UKRINFORM” on claims of Kiev against Russia in the project “radical” resolution on Crimea, which Ukraine had made on 1 November in the Third Committee of the UNGA.
According to him, the resolution confirms that between Ukraine and Russia there is an international armed conflict that allows us to neutralize “Russia’s arguments that Ukraine is a conflict of an internal character,” said Yelchenko.
Also, the resolution condemns the retroactive application of Russia’s laws in the Crimea and forced transfer of citizens of Ukraine in the Russian citizenship. The project speaks about the absence of Russian jurisdiction on the Peninsula that “makes its decisions and laws in the Crimea null and void”.
“The document, moreover, calls on the Russian occupation authorities to ensure the educational process in Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages, as well as to comply with the laws of Ukraine, in particular in matters of property,” — said Yelchenko.
The resolution also condemned the “lack of access to Crimea to the UN Monitoring Mission on human rights in Ukraine (MMPCU UN), despite the relevant mandate of the Mission,” and expressed the initiative to prepare the second thematic report on the Crimea up to September 2018 and to inform the 37-th session of the Council for human rights of the UN regarding the situation of human rights in Crimea.
Yelchenko said that the document included a request that the UN Secretary-General to coordinate UN agencies with the aim of implementation of provisions of the resolution.
“If we and our partners will persevere, sooner or later Russia will be forced under international pressure to fulfill these requirements. This work brings the de-occupation of Crimea, which is our main goal,” — said Yelchenko.
October 31 introducing the resolution in the UN General Assembly announced the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin. According to him, the new resolution on Crimea “should become the basis for the consolidation of efforts for de-occupation of the Peninsula.” As suggested by the head of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry, this document can be used later in litigation against Russia.
Background: In the Crimea, said the “radical” resolution of Ukraine