The circle of sponsors of the draft updated resolution entitled "Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city Sevastopol, Ukraine", which will be voted on Tuesday in the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, joined by 40 countries.
The resolution on the occupied Crimea joined 40 countries, Deputy foreign Minister Kyslytsya reported mediaUA, comments about this "UKRINFORM" said the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Sergiy Kyslytsya, who arrived in new York to promote Ukrainian document.
"As of now we have four dozen countries that have joined the list of sponsors of the draft resolution made on the implementation of the initiatives of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, as he stated during the General debate of the UN General Assembly in September," said Sorrel.
The Deputy Minister said that now the Ukrainian team is actively working to promote the document among member countries of the international organization.
"Held numerous bilateral meetings with our partners and not only in order to get the most support during voting", - said the representative of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry.
He also added that the language of the document is "pretty powerful and rigid with clear unequivocal language, and its purpose is to protect the rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens on the Peninsula."
In addition, according to him, in new York expected the arrival of the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev, as well as Akhtem chigusa and Rustem Umerov. "They will join the process of promoting the resolution in the UN," - said the Ukrainian diplomat.
As reported, the updated draft resolution on human rights in the Crimea was introduced on 31 October 2017. The document contains a number of provisions, including:
- Confirms that between Ukraine and Russia there is an international armed conflict.
- Condemns the retroactive application of the Russian Federation of its own laws in the occupied territory and forcible transfer of citizens of Ukraine in the Russian citizenship.
- Calls on Russia to comply with the interim decision of the International court of justice on the resumption of the rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens on the Peninsula; calls on the Russian occupation authorities to ensure the educational process in Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages.
- Denounces the lack of access to Crimea to the UN Monitoring Mission on human rights in Ukraine, despite the respective mandate of the Mission, and also contains a request to prepare the second thematic report on the Crimea until the end of the 72nd session of the UNGA (September 2018) and to inform the 37th session of the UNHRC on the situation of human rights in the Crimea (March 2018).
- Said a positive decision in Ukraine in the context of simplification of procedures for unimpeded access to Crimea, journalists and human rights defenders, as well as Ukraine's support of the media and NGOs were forced to temporarily leave the Ukrainian territory.
The document also contains a request to the UN Secretary General to coordinate UN agencies to ensure implementation of the provisions of this resolution.
On procedure, the draft resolution was originally to be voted on at the meeting of the Third Committee of the UN GA, after which the General session of the General Assembly. For approval of a document require a simple majority vote of the voting States.