Ukraine to submit new resolutions on Crimea to UN General Assembly, – Yelchenko

09.01.2018 68 0

The ambassador hopes that there will be progress in the issue of entrance of the UN monitoring mission to the territory of occupied peninsula

Ukraine will submit other resolutions on the human rights situation in the occupied Crimea to the UN General Assembly, if the situation requires it. This was stated by Ukrainian ambassador to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko in an interview for European Truth.

“Resolutions of this kind have their own peculiar evolution: a year passes, circumstances change, a new version is adopted. In Russia, they understand that what the mission writes after visiting the Crimea will have even more terrible consequences for them than if they do not allow this mission to go there. Returning to the UN General Assembly resolution on the Crimea: yes, there will be third, fourth, and fifth one. I wish there were 50 or 100, I hope the question of the Crimea’s return will be resolved sooner, “he said.

He also expressed hope for progress in the issue of admitting the UN monitoring mission to the Crimea. However, according to him, even if the occupation authorities allow the mission in, this will not mean recognition of annexation.

“The question is not in the invitation, it can be from anyone. The UN mission will not go to the Crimea without having permission from Ukraine. We will give this permission a priori, the question is only what the conditions for sending such a mission will be. Until now, Russia has been putting absolutely unacceptable conditions, “Yelchenko believes.

As it was reported earlier around 5.000 inhabitants of the occupied Crimea were drafted into the Russian Army at of the end of 2017.  According to Irina Sedova, activist of Crimean human rights group, criminal cases are being opened on the peninsula for evading the conscription.

She also said that employees of Russian conscription offices find the young people who left Crimea for mainland Ukraine and threaten to search for them.

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