After the occupation of Crimea, 45,000 Ukrainians left the peninsula - a Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN
Since the Russian occupation of Crimea in 2014, at least 45,000 Ukrainians have left the territory. At the same time, Russia is actively transporting its population to Crimea, thereby violating all the rules and protocols of the Geneva Convention.
The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Sergiy Kyslytsya announced this during his speech at the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly.
"45,000 people have already left Crimea, and the occupying state is moving its population to Crimea, contrary to the Geneva Conventions and Protocols", - he said.
Kyslytsya presented a draft resolution "Human Rights Situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, Ukraine".
He stressed that Russia is recognized as an occupying power, and its so-called "bodies" and "officials" in Crimea are illegitimate and are defined as "the occupying power of the Russian Federation".
The draft resolution emphasizes that the people in the occupied territories are in a hopeless situation.
"Systemic repression, selective detention, harassment, extrajudicial executions and torture have become a daily reality in Crimea. About 100 Ukrainian citizens continue to be illegally detained on politically motivated charges. In November, the number of Crimean Tatars sentenced to imprisonment increased. In November, the number of Crimean Tatars sentenced to imprisonment increased, and they received shocking terms - from 12 to 17 years - for peaceful observance of Islamic rituals", - said the representative of Ukraine to the UN, recalling nine other Crimean Tatars - citizen journalists who are currently imprisoned by the Russian occupation authorities and the near destruction of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
In his statement, he also stressed the consistency of Ukraine's position towards the occupying country.
What is known
- On November 18, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba announced that the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly had approved a draft updated resolution on the human rights situation in occupied Crimea. According to him, when the Assembly approves it in December, it will further consolidate the pressure on Russia to ensure that the occupying state adheres to international obligations, including international humanitarian law.
- On November 3, the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced three members of the Krasnogvardeysky group in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case.