The Minister of Veterans‘ Affairs of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine, Oksana Kolyada at the UN General Assembly on December 16, spoke about human rights issues in Crimea.
She also emphasised that more than 100 citizens of Ukraine in Crimea are prisoners “for openly political reasons.”
“During 2014 alone, more than 500 thousand Russian citizens were resettled in Crimea. A tough militarisation of the Crimea is taking place”, the official said.
She told what “development programs” tasks Ukraine sets up itself.
Recall, December 18 at the UN General Assembly voted on the Ukrainian draft resolution on the protection of human rights on the Crimean Peninsula, which was approved in November by the Third Committee
On the eve of Human Rights Day, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on Russia to leave Crimea and “stop the temporary occupation of Ukraine.” The resolution was developed by Ukraine, the EU, USA, Canada and Turkey and was called the “Problem of militarisation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, as well as parts of the Black and Azov Seas”. Sixty-three countries voted for the adoption of the resolution, and 19 voted against.