The Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Natalia Popovich met the delegation of the Embassy of the United States in Ukraine, headed by the coordinator of the US Aid in Ukraine JoAnne Wagner on the 24th day of January, 2017 in the city of Kherson.
During the meeting, a situation connected with violation of human rights in Crimea and the processes connected with socioeconomic and political spheres at the peninsula were discussed by the parties. In particular, they discussed issues focused on final collapse of democratic freedoms at the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
A particular attention was paid to the issues related to the ensuring of rights and freedoms of the internally displaced persons.
While discussing, Natalia Popovich emphasized that the Representative Office has been performing a systematic monitoring over the observance of rights and freedoms of citizens moved from the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea to the mainland territory of Ukraine. The results of monitoring will indicate whether the rights and freedoms are observed and will help to determine a priority of implementation of measures to strengthen state guarantees for the internally displaced persons.
The Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Natalia Popovich thanked for a clear and consistent position of the United States of America regarding non-recognition of annexation of Crimea and comprehensive support of Ukraine in the process of restoration of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of the temporarily occupied territory of the Crimean peninsula.