Poroshenko orders diplomats to prepare new resolution on Crimea for next UNGA session
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said he instructed Ukrainian diplomats to prepare a new resolution on Crimea for the next session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in order to stop any speculation regarding the status of the peninsula.
"Ukraine continues the struggle for de-occupation of Crimea, for the rights and freedoms of the Crimean Tatar people. I instructed diplomats to prepare a new resolution on Crimea for the next session of the UN General Assembly so as to stop any speculation regarding the status of Crimea. The General Assembly has already repeatedly supported Ukraine's position, in particular regarding the violation of the rights of the Crimean Tatars, so the position of the civilized world remains unchanged: 'Crimea is Ukraine'," he wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday morning.
He noted that the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is marked on August 9 and for Ukraine this date is a reminder of the fate of the Crimean Tatars who are now living under Russian occupation and are subject to oppression and bullying.
"We are doing everything we can to bring closer the time when the indigenous people - the Crimean Tatars - will continue to cherish the unique traditions of their ancestors in the free Ukrainian Crimea," Poroshenko said.