In the occupied Crimea will continue to monitor the situation a specialized Agency of the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization, UNESCO. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Commission the programme and external relations of the 201st session of the Executive Board of UNESCO in Paris, the press service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

According to the Deputy head of the National Commission of Ukraine for UNESCO Sergey Reva, given the deteriorating situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol in the spheres of UNESCO’s competence, the direct monitoring of the humanitarian situation on the Peninsula is “demand of time”.

Russia has occupied the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014 year. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly has condemned Russia’s actions and called the annexation and occupation of Crimea illegal. Against Russia were imposed economic sanctions. For the implementation by Moscow of the so-called elections with the participation of the Crimea in 2016-m to year the Parliament of Ukraine recognized the Russian state Duma is illegitimate.

See also: In the Crimea Ukrainian-language classes was less than 31 times – monitoring

UNESCO will continue its work in the occupied Crimea – foreign Ministry 29.04.2017

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