The OSCE delegation plans to visit Crimea
But the road to the Peninsula is through Moscow.
This “news” told the OSCE Office for democratic institutions and human rights organizations (OSCE / ODIHR). Permanent representative of the Republic of Crimea under the Russian President Georgi Muradov said that Russia welcomes the visit of the representatives of international organizations. However, the experts must understand that they will not be able to visit the Peninsula on the basis of Ukrainian invitation, he said. Meanwhile, the OSCE parliamentary Assembly called for the official recognition of the Peninsula as Russian territory.
After the reunification of the Crimea with Russia in 2014, the OSCE has repeatedly spoken on the topic of human rights violations on the Peninsula. All these reports were prepared remotely and was based on unconfirmed information provided by the Ukrainian side. Now the organization plans to send to the Crimea delegation of its experts, have informed “news” in a press-service of the OSCE ODIHR.
— Office for democratic institutions and human rights OSCE is considering the possibility of a trip to Crimea to assess the situation with human rights violations on the Peninsula — told the OSCE / ODIHR.
Currently, the main obstacle to the travel of the observers in the Crimea is the desire of the leadership of some international organizations challenge the status of the Peninsula.
For example, the OSCE / ODIHR explained that to send experts to the Crimea it requires prior invitation of Kiev and is assisting the existing Crimean authorities to ensure admission to the territory of Ukraine.
Moscow welcomes the visit to the Crimea the international observers — subject to compliance with all Russian legislation noted in conversation with “Izvestia”, the permanent representative of the Republic under the President of the Russian Federation Georgy Muradov.