Ukraine presented to the UN a draft resolution on the Crimea, Russia wants to vote against

Permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko to the third Committee of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly had submitted for the consideration of the delegates the draft resolution entitled «State of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol». It is reported by the UN news Center, transfers UNIAN.

«I have the honour to introduce the draft resolution «the State of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol». The draft resolution is based on the universal Declaration of human rights, international treaties on human rights and other relevant international instruments and declarations,» — said Yelchenko.

The sponsors of the draft resolution were made by 38 delegations.

The paper proposes to condemn human rights violations, discriminatory measures and practices against the inhabitants of the temporarily occupied Crimea, including the Crimean Tatars, but also Ukrainians and those who belong to other ethnic and religious groups by the Russian occupation authorities.

The draft requests the UN Secretary-General to find ways and means to ensure safe and unimpeded access to Crimea, representatives of international organizations to monitor the situation of human rights.

In the preamble of the draft says about the condemnation of the temporary occupation by the Russian Federation of the territory of Ukraine — the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol and reaffirmed the non-recognition of its annexation.

The representative of Russia Yevgeny Zagainov said that «the project is a one-sided». «The project completely ignores the unilateral consequences for the inhabitants of the Crimea from the actions of Ukrainian authorities», — said the Russian delegate. He also States that «the project is biased and prejudiced» and said that his delegation would vote against the draft resolution.

The Ukrainian delegation said that the draft resolution be put to vote in the third Committee of the UN General Assembly on November 15.

Note that the third Committee of the UN General Assembly deals with social and humanitarian themes. In its agenda dominated by items related to the protection of human rights.

In the work of all six main committees include the participation of all member countries of the UN General Assembly — the representatives of the 193 States as well as observers from Palestinian and the Holy see (the Vatican).

Draft resolutions and decisions that are being drafted and adopted in Committee by consensus or by vote, then transferred to their final approval at the plenary meetings of the Assembly. As a rule, in plenary, the draft resolutions in the main committees shall be approved without significant changes and with about the same results of the vote.

Earlier it was reported that all manifestations of genocide are accompanied by the whipping up of hatred on the part of individual States to entire Nations: it was during the Holocaust, such a situation is observed, unfortunately, and now in Russian-occupied Crimea. This was stated by the Permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko during the commemorative events dedicated to 75-th anniversary of Babi Yar tragedy.

We note that on 27 March 2014, the UN General Assembly by a majority of votes supported a resolution on Ukraine’s territorial integrity. For the adoption of the document at a meeting of the UN General Assembly on Thursday 27 March in new York, 100 States voted against – 11, abstained – 5.

According to voting against the resolution voted by Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba, North Korea, Nicaragua, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. Among the countries that abstained, mostly from Latin America and Africa.

«We reaffirm our commitment to the sovereignty, political independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders», — said in the text of the resolution.




Ukraine presented to the UN a draft resolution on the Crimea, Russia wants to vote against 09.11.2016

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