The UN General Assembly recognized the Russian threat to Ukraine
The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Ukraine the Russian militarization of Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as part of the Black and Azov seas. This is stated in the Twitter account of the organization.
The document was supported by 66 countries, 19 countries voted against and 72 abstained.
The adoption of the resolution the General Assembly expressed “grave concern about the gradual militarization of the Crimea by the Russian Federation as the occupying power.” The UN believes that Russia is pursuing in Crimea military exercises and puts the weapon, which in the region continues to destabilize.
The document also noted that the Russian actions on the territory of the Black sea threaten the security of Ukraine.
The UN has condemned Russia over the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait, and also expressed dissatisfaction with restrictions on passage of foreign ships through the sea of Azov, reports TASS. The organization has urged Moscow to halt such activities.
In December 2017, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which condemned human rights violations in Crimea and “illegal establishment by the Russian Federation laws, jurisdiction and administration” on the Peninsula. The organization expressed concern about the “Russian occupation” in Crimea and Sevastopol.
Crimea became part of Russia after the referendum in March 2014, in which the majority of voters the people of the region supported this decision. Kiev, the EU and the US refused to recognize the election results. In Moscow insist that the accession of the region conform to the norms of international law.