In the case of adoption by the UN General Assembly resolution on Crimea, Ukraine will be able to file lawsuits in international courts against Russia as a state of the occupier. Because the Russian Federation has made almost everything possible to kill this resolution. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, UNIAN reports.

“This resolution will allow us to refer to it, for example, in international courts. It is important to use it politically, but above all tighten the Crimea organizations of the UN system, to tighten in the Crimea mission of the high Commissioner for human rights and tighten in the Crimea international humanitarian organizations”, – said Klimkin.

According to the Minister, this resolution is unique and contains two important points.

“A really clear description of what is happening on the territory of the occupied Crimea with flagrant violations of fundamental human rights. And the second is international-legal characteristic that it is really a temporary occupation, there are repeated provisions that we had in the March resolution 2014,” he said.

As said Klimkin, during a debate in new York, some countries proposed to make the resolution “softer”, but Ukraine refused and declared their clear position.

The Minister also pointed to the refusal of some countries, particularly Asian, to vote for resolution on human rights.

See also: Russia and China in the UN security Council blocked the resolution on Aleppo

“Because they understand that this is a precedent, and that perhaps the following resolution may focus on these countries,” – said Klimkin.

On 15 December it became known that the UN General Assembly plans to consider a resolution on human rights in Russian-occupied Crimea on December 19.

In the draft resolution Russia is called the country-occupier. The resolution calls on Russia to grant international human rights mechanisms, primarily the UN Mission, unimpeded access to Crimea to monitor the situation with human rights. The office of the UN high Commissioner for human rights urged to prepare a thematic report on the situation on the Peninsula. The draft resolution stresses that it is necessary to cancel the decision to ban the activities of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and the release of illegally detained.

Klimkin: Russia did almost everything to kill the resolution on Crimea 17.12.2016

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