“Improved Resolution is very important and it is a good sign in support of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. It is a fifth GA Resolution which points out the systemic human rights violations in the temporarily occupied Crimean peninsula and draws attention of world’s community at the highest level. Significantly, a new improved resolution includes some new provisions. The resolution includes a term “civilian journalists” for the first time. The document contains as well as undermining economic activity by Russia which exhausts natural resources of the temporarily occupied Crimean Peninsula and negatively impacts the ecology. The Resolution recognizes the problem of blocking access of youth and children from Crimea to Ukrainian educational system, violation of religious rights of our citizens.
UN General Assembly by its Resolution calls on the RF to provide unhindered and full access to Crimea for international monitoring mechanisms, particularly for UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine and SMM OSCE.
The Mission of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea welcomes the adoption of the Resolution, in which together with the partners of non-governmental human rights organizations, the proposals have been developed since the end of March 2020, the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea Anton Korynevych said.
According to the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine: “The Resolution clearly identifies the illegal agencies and the RF authorities in Crimea in the context of strengthening of international nonrecognition policy regarding Crimea. The UN firstly identified such authorities as “the occupying authorities of the Russian Federation”.