Ukraine supported the UN resolution on Jerusalem, because stands for the respect of international law – Yelchenko

Ukraine supported the resolution of the UN Security Council on the status of Jerusalem, blocked the voting by the delegation of the United States because «has consistently advocated the need to respect the rules of international law». Comments about this «UKRINFORM» said the permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko.

«The final status of Jerusalem must be resolved only through negotiations in accordance with Security Council resolutions. For us, this is especially crucial in the context of countering the aggression of Russia, which defiantly ignores the principles of the UN Charter,» – said the diplomat.

According to him, the Ukrainian side has also endorsed the document because it eliminates the power to seize territories.

«This provision is of key importance for Ukraine in the context of the temporary Russian occupation of the Crimea and parts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions,» – said Yelchenko.

The Ambassador said that Ukraine supports the principle of coexistence of two independent States – Israel and Palestine.

«To achieve this goal we emphasize that the parties need to resume meaningful peace talks without preconditions,» – said Yelchenko.

He called «to avoid violence and exercise restraint».

18 December the US vetoed a UN security Council resolution, which rejected unilateral actions of Washington against the status of Jerusalem. The document was submitted by the delegation of Egypt. The initiative was supported by all members of the UN security Council except the United States.




Ukraine supported the UN resolution on Jerusalem, because stands for the respect of international law – Yelchenko 19.12.2017

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