The continued militarization of Crimea threatens not only the black sea region, but other countries.
This was stated by the permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN Volodymyr Yelchenko, reports «Crimea.Realities».
«Illegal occupation and ensuing militarization in Crimea threaten not only far-reaching consequences for the black sea region and southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The events in Syria – a convincing proof of this,» he said during a speech at open debate of the UN Security Council on the issue of adherence to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.
«The particular danger causing the deployment potential carriers of nuclear warheads on ships and combat aircraft, as well as Russia’s intention to reconstruct the infrastructure facilities for storage of nuclear weapons remaining in the Crimea from the USSR», – said Yelchenko, adding that Russia deployed in Crimea grouping in «more than 23 thousand people, hundreds of battle tanks, armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, dozens of coastal fire systems».
According to Yelchenko, permanent neglect and distortion of the Russian Federation – a permanent member of the UN Security Council – UN Charter to justify its aggression led to the deepest crisis in Europe in recent times, reports UKRINFORM correspondent.
«Neoimperialistic ambitions of the Russian Federation and its reckless military adventurism has created the worst security crisis in Europe after the Second world war,» said the Ukrainian representative during a meeting of the security Council on the principles and purposes of the UN Charter as a key element to support international peace and security.
He stressed that in an attempt to justify its actions on incorrect interpretation of the provisions of the UN Charter, «Russia very often for at least 25 years of its membership in the UN (after the collapse of the USSR – ed.) has demonstrated that does not respect its obligations under international law and the UN Charter».
Most clearly this was seen during the Russian aggression against Georgia in 2008, Crimea in 2014 and the outbreak of war in Ukraine. For example Yelchenko noted that resolution 3314 of the UN General Assembly, «the Russian Federation’s actions towards Crimea and in the East of Ukraine qualify as an act of aggression is a crime against international peace».
In accordance with article 2 of the UN Charter, the use of force against the territorial integrity of another state is illegal. «Thus, no seizure of territory could not be recognized as legitimate or institutionalized in future,» stressed the permanent representative of Ukraine.
He recalled that for nearly two years the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine has killed more than 9 thousand civil, at least 20 thousand were injured, and millions were forced to become displaced.
A war of aggression of Russia against Ukraine is a grave violation of peremptory norms of international law, international obligations and commitments of the Russian Federation, in accordance with the UN Charter, the Helsinki Final act, the Budapest Memorandum and other international treaties and documents, said the permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations.
We will remind, in November 2014, the head of the defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu said that on the territory of Crimea, Russia intends to create a self-sufficient interspecific group of troops.
And NATO claim that Russia imposes on the Peninsula of weapons capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
According to the General staff of the Armed forces of Ukraine, Russian troops in Crimea have operational-tactical missile complex «Iskander».
The head of the Centre for investigative journalism , Valentina Samar says that today’s Crimea is a big, powerful military base that is unequalled in the black sea basin.
According to the leader of the Crimean Tatars , Mustafa Dzhemilev, Russia concentrated on the territory of Crimea more than 40 thousand soldiers.
The Peninsula is also used for training terrorists.
Yelchenko told about the militarization of Crimea: this is a threat to southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East 16.02.2016