Russia convenes a video conference in the Crimea: Ukraine has responded

The representative of Ukraine to the UN responded harshly to the plans of the aggressor

In March, the UN security Council discussed the situation in the Crimea, condemning Russia for its occupation of the Peninsula. Now Moscow has gone on the other hand, on 21 may convene a videoconference on the situation in Crimea, in order to compensate for your March failure.

This was told by the permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN, Sergey Kislitsa, reports “UKRINFORM”.

“Ukraine together with partners 6 Mar held an informal meeting of the members of the UN security Council Arria formula on the situation in the Crimea. Then the international community condemned Russia for temporary occupation of the Ukrainian Peninsula and human rights violations. To somehow justify their failure in March, the Russian delegation has not found anything the best how to use know-how of Ukraine and partners and to organize an informal online discussion in the Crimea for members of the security Council and the invited persons”, – he said.

According to Oxalis, Russia was invited to participate in a video conference so-called representatives “of civil society and media” of the Crimea. Moscow also tried to invite the representatives of the occupying “authorities” of the Peninsula, which are under sanctions, “but Ukraine and its partners were able to prevent it”.

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“Russia is once again trying to shoot yourself in the foot. Just want to calm everyone down. Nothing new we hear. The Russians and their “costumed” actors will read another mantra of the “voluntary reunification of the Crimean people with the Russian Federation” and the international community will repeat the basic truths, where: a) the Crimean Peninsula – occupied temporarily; b) Russia – the occupying state; C) the occupation authorities must stop violations of human rights”, – said the diplomat.

Ukraine’s permanent representative at the UN reassured that the recognition of the annexation of the Crimea and of the question, but pointed to the cynical point from the Russian side – the occupants initiate an international event a few days after the 76th anniversary of Stalin’s deportation of the Crimean Tatar people, as well as given that repression now continue against the indigenous people of Crimea.

As reported “Today”, may 18, the Day of victims of genocide of the Crimean Tatars, the world is reminded Russia that the Crimea is Ukraine. Many countries called for an end to occupation and repression against the indigenous population of the Peninsula.

Crimea was illegally annexed by Russia in March 2014 after the “referendum” is not recognized neither Ukraine nor the world community. Including the “Crimean referendum” does not recognize and the United Nations.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. 7 Oct 2015 the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the law. International organizations have recognized the occupation and annexation of Crimea as illegal and have condemned Russia’s actions. Western countries have imposed a series of economic sanctions.