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 Council of Europe receives proposals concerning human rights protection in Crimea

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February 26, 2018

Council of Europe receives proposals concerning human rights protection in Crimea

The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmytro Kuleba submitted for consideration by the member states and the leaders of the Council of Europe’s a complex of steps aimed at the improvement of the situation with human rights in Crimea. 

It is indicated in the press release of Ukraine’s mission to the Council of Europe. 

It is indicated that the proposal were submitted on February 26, 2018, the Day of Crimea’s Resistance to Russian Occupation.

 “The resistance to Russian occupation of Crimea will continue in all possible fields. The main mandate of the Council of Europe is the protection of human rights, and it will be absolutely natural for the organization to play an active role in this area. The policy of annexation non-recognition is good, however, people are suffering there now, and they need immediate assistance,” Dmytro Kuleba stated. 

“That is why we proposed the Council of Europe to undertake the range of measures aimed at the improvement of the situation with human rights in Crimea. The matter is in some quite possible things and we are open for discussion of our initiative with the organization’s leaders and member states,” he added. 

The initiated steps provide for the efforts of the officials and agencies of the CE in order to stop the repressions carried out by the occupational authorities in Crimea. 

Ukraine’s proposals are based on the decisions made by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, in particular the decision concerning the situation in Crimea as of May 3, 2017, and the relevant resolutions of the UN General Assembly.