“Presence of Russian troops in Crimea is contrary to the national sovereignty of Ukraine.”

UN published document planned to be adopted at General Assembly in December

The draft resolution was published of the UN General Assembly entitled “Problem of the militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, as well as parts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov” of November 21, 2019.

The text of the project is already available on the UN website.

The document urges Russia to stop conscripting Crimean residents into its armed forces, including their deployment to military bases in the Russian Federation.

Also, the signatory countries of the resolution call on the Russian Federation “as the occupying Power, to withdraw its military forces from Crimea and to end its temporary occupation of Ukrainian territory without delay.”

“Presence of Russian troops in Crimea is contrary to the national sovereignty, political independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine and undermines the security and stability of neighbouring countries and the European region,” the document says.

Also, the text of the draft resolution calls for further negotiations with a view to ensuring the release by Russia of all illegally detained Ukrainian citizens and their safe return to Ukraine.

Voting for the document in the UN General Assembly is scheduled for mid-December of this year.

The project has been submitted by the following states: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Georgia, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Northern Macedonia, Slovenia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland, France, Croatia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Sweden and Estonia.

(c) QHA


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