UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY VOTES FOR RESOLUTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN CRIMEA




The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on human rights violations in the Crimea. Russia is marked in the document as "the occupying Power", and the peninsula - as "temporarily occupied" territory.


UN General Assembly adopted on Monday evening, December 19, a resolution on the situation of human rights in the Crimea and Sevastopol. The document denounced "abuses of human rights and discriminatory measures" from the "Russian occupation authorities" in the annexed peninsula.70 countries voted for the resolution, 26 - against and 77 abstained.


Russia is indicated in the text as "the occupying power", and the Crimea - as "temporarily occupied" territory. UN General Assembly urges the Russian authorities, in particular, to reverse the decision to declare the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people extremist organization and release of Ukrainian citizens "who were illegally detained and sentenced without regard to basic norms of justice."

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that this resolution - is "an important sign of international unity and solidarity in the time when it used the worst practices of the Soviet Union, including methods in the Crimea" punitive psychiatry ", kidnappings, torture and even deliberate killing of people, who openly oppose the Russian occupation of Ukrainian territory. "