Ukraine to present resolution on human rights in occupied Crimea at UN on Oct 31
Ukraine will present a resolution "Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol" at the UN on Tuesday, October 31, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said.
"Tomorrow we will come out with a new and tough project - a resolution on the situation of human rights in the occupied Crimea. This resolution should condemn Russia's actions on the non-admission of international organizations and humanitarian organizations to the occupied Crimea and unequivocally urge Russia to implement the decision of the international court in The Hague," Klimkin said at a joint press conference with Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis in Kyiv on Monday.
Klimkin also said that the Ukrainian side had already agreed with its partners on approaches to support this resolution.
"Russia is trying to manipulate this issue... Therefore, we see the need for very simple but tough formulations, without diplomacy," he added.
Dastis, in turn, noted that the Spanish side supported Ukraine and its territorial integrity and intended to support the resolution on human rights in the occupied Crimea.
"Of course, we want Ukraine to restore its territorial integrity and power in Crimea. As long as the Crimea is under the aggressor, it is occupied. We will support Ukraine on this resolution at platforms in New York or Geneva," the diplomat said.