Klimkin stands for an international platform to facilitate the de-occupation of Crimea

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in his speech at the event dedicated to the situation of human rights in the occupied Crimea, noted the importance of further consolidation of international efforts to stop Russian aggression against Ukraine and de-occupation of Crimea . One such step he called is scheduled in the coming days, the adoption of the next resolution of the UN General Assembly “the State of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol”.

According to P. Klimkin, another activity could be proposed by Ukraine international platform that would advance the purposes of de-occupation of Crimea.

Representatives of the European countries, USA and Canada expressed support and solidarity with citizens living in the Crimea under Russian occupation, and the intention to continue joint efforts for de-occupation of Crimea.

“It was noted that sanctions against Russia should continue until Russia will not stop armed aggression against Ukraine and return the Crimea. Therefore, the theme of the Crimea will remain a priority in the international agenda, including within the OSCE as an international organization”, – stated in the message.

Separately at the event addressed the issue of Ukrainian political prisoners illegally incarcerated by the Russian authorities on the territory of the occupied Crimea and in Russia. Participants noted the importance of informing a wider audience abroad about held behind bars Ukrainians and strengthening political pressure on Russia.

“The onslaught on human rights, Russia should lead to a strengthening of sanctions. It effectively”, – said the head of the foreign Ministry of Ukraine.

According to the press service of the foreign Ministry, the event was attended by the foreign Ministers of Canada, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Estonia, as well as high representatives of the USA, Turkey, UK, Poland, Romania, Denmark and Norway.

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