UN security Council meeting
Ukraine news: a Large part of the countries participating in the meeting of the UN security Council on the situation in the occupied Crimea expressed support for the integrity of Ukraine.
The permanent mission of Ukraine to the United Nations reports that most of the participating countries of the meeting of the UN security Council on the situation in occupied Crimea, which was held yesterday in format Appia, expressed support for the integrity of Ukraine. This is stated in the message.
“The vast majority of the States members of the UN security Council expressed full support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and noted the illegal actions of Russia in Crimea . The meeting showed that the temporary Russian occupation of the Crimea and city of Sevastopol continues to be in the field of view of the international community and the active agenda of the UN security Council”, – is spoken in the message.
As noted, the March 15 public meeting of the UN security Council devoted to the issue of temporary occupation of the Crimea. The meeting was convened by the delegations of Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands, Poland and the United States on the initiative of Ukraine.
Russia in the UN called Crimea before the annexation of “abandoned territory”
As speakers, the event was attended by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Olena zerkal and a representative of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people in the USA Islay, Bakkalli. The meeting also extended a written request of a former adviser of the UN Secretary General to Ukraine Robert Serry.
In particular, the mirror focused on the legal aspects of the criminal actions of the Russian occupation of Crimea, the situation with human rights and militarization of the Peninsula.
Separately, the Deputy head of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry said the ongoing information war Russia and the attempts to misinform the international community in the context of the situation in Ukraine in 2014.
A significant part of the speech mirror was also devoted to the measures taken by Ukraine in the direction of de-occupation of the Crimea with the use of international legal mechanisms. In particular, member States of the UN security Council was informed about the dynamics of consideration of claims of Ukraine to the International court of justice, the International criminal court and in arbitration proceedings due to violations of the Russian Federation of the UN Convention on the law of the sea.
She also condemned the intention of Russia to hold presidential elections on the territory of the occupied Crimea. “These elections are another test for the international community and the United Nations. We don’t have to put up with yet another gross violation of international law”, – said the representative of Ukraine. In this regard, the mirror called on the international community to strengthen sanctions against Russia.
As noted, the meeting of the UN Security Council was held under the formula Appia. These sessions will be conducted with the aim of providing members of the Council to obtain information on a particular issue from a wide range of participants, who are usually deprived of the opportunity to be heard by the Security Council.
These meetings may be held in a closed (only members of the UN security Council) and open (to all States members of the United Nations) formats ?allow the participants to engage in direct dialogue with representatives of governments, international organizations and non-state actors on matters within the competence of the UN security Council.
Recall, 16 March 2014 in Crimea was held “referendum” on secession from Ukraine and Crimea on March 18 at the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin was included into the Russian Federation. No “referendum” or “annexation” of Crimea to Russia in the world was not recognized (except for a few countries dependent on Russia, for example, Nauru). 15 September 2015 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the proposal of the government found that the date of occupation of the Crimea is 20 February 2014.
According to the Law of Ukraine “On ensuring rights and freedoms of citizens and legal regime on the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine” the territory of the Crimean Peninsula in the Russian Empire’s occupation is considered to be temporarily occupied territory.