UWC welcomes the adoption of a resolution by the United Nations on blatant human rights violations in Crimea

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December 21,2016 150

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the adoption of a resolution by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) on blatant human rights violations in Crimea.

The resolution condemns the flagrant abuses and discrimination against the residents of the illegally occupied Crimea, including Ukrainians, Crimean Tatars and persons belonging to other ethnic and religious groups, by the Russian occupation authorities; and urges the Russian Federation to uphold all of its obligations under applicable international law.

The UWC and its network of Ukrainian organizations in 53 countries supported the resolution initiated by Ukraine and co-authored by Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and United States of America, which recognizes the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

“The Ukrainian World Congress thanks all contributors to the resolution, and urges all UN member states to continue upholding decisively the fundamental principle of the territorial integrity of independent states and to take every available measure to ensure that the situation in Crimea is strictly monitored,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.

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