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UN reports on deterioration of human rights situation in Belarus

According to UN Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, the behavior of the Belarusian authorities suggests that restrictions on human rights and freedoms in the country are aimed at suppressing criticism The human rights situation in Belarus continued to deteriorate in 2021. This statement was made by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet at the 48th session of the Human

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Russia tried to disrupt the discussion of Crimea and Donbass at the UN General Assembly – Nikiforov

The presidential press secretary Sergei Nikiforov said that the Russian delegation to the UN tried to disrupt the discussion of the situation in the occupied Crimea and Donbass during the session, but to no avail. He spoke about this at a briefing, reports Suspilne . According to Nikiforov, during an important vote for the agenda of the 76th General Assembly, Russia tried to remove an

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Foreign Affairs Minister accuses UN of defending individual states interests over non-participation in Crimean Platform summit

The Minister noted that the UN misunderstands its mission in the world Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba accused the United Nations of protecting the interests of individual states that violate international law by failing to participate in the Crimean Platform summit. This was announced by the Foreign Affairs Minister at a briefing. “This organization ignored the Crimean Platform summit and

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UN General Assembly to keep Crimea, Donbas issues on agenda for new session

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has decided to keep occupied Crimea and Donbas on the session’s agenda. Some 71 countries voted to support the motion, while 12 were against it, and 45 abstained during a vote held on Thursday, September 9. The item “Situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine” was included in the draft agenda of the 76th

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The UN has released a report on human rights violations in the occupied Crimea

The report of Secretary General Antonio Guterres covers the period from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The United Nations has released the fifth report of Secretary-General  Antonio Guterres  on human rights violations in the Russian-occupied Crimea. According  to  Radio Liberty, the report covers the period from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 and “describes a wide range of violations of human

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Russia says emergency UN meeting on Afghanistan is planned

Russia is working with other countries to hold an emergency UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan as the Taliban completes its military takeover of the country, foreign ministry official Zamir Kabulov told Russian news agencies. “We are working on this,” Kabulov said, adding that the meeting will take place. Russia is one of five permanent members of the UN Security

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Belarus sends complaint to UN on fact of economic, political pressure

In the document, Isachenko asks the UN to influence the authors of the sanctions The National Coordinator on achieving Sustainable Development Goals, Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Anatoly Isachenko has addressed the UN General Assembly with an official statement-complaint about the Western sanctions against Belarus. This was reported by the press

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UN Aviation Body to Meet Over Belarus Plane Diversion

The UN civil aviation agency will hold an urgent meeting Thursday to discuss Belarus after Western powers on the UN Security Council called for the body to investigate Minsk’s diversion of a European flight and arrest of a dissident. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council will meet as the consequences of the incident play out in Europe’s airspace, with

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UN Secretary General’s visit to Moscow: a breakthrough or a failure for the Kremlin?

Does Moscow have the right, under the auspices of authoritative international organizations, to speak out in support of international peace and security? UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres paid a several-day visit to Moscow. According to Russian media, the visit took place at the invitation of the Russian government. It is obvious that against the background of numerous scandals and aggravation of the

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Forty-three cases of enforced disappearances documented in Crimea over occupation

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has documented 43 cases of enforced disappearances in Crimea since the Russian occupation of the peninsula started in 2014. “Since the beginning of the occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, in 2014, OHCHR has documented 43 cases of enforced disappearances in

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Some 46 countries affirm commitment to Ukraine’s territorial integrity on seventh anniversary of UN General Assembly resolution

Some 46 countries, including Ukraine, made a joint statement on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of the adoption of UN General Assembly Resolution 68/262 “Territorial Integrity of Ukraine”. The text of the joint statement was published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. The statement calls on the Russian Federation to end the temporary occupation

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Crimean Platform sets the scene for deoccupation, all UN members should join – Ukrainian expert at UNSC

Article by: Maria Tomak Editor’s NoteA United Nations Security Council high-level Arria-formula virtual meeting on Crimea: 7 years of violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity was held on 12 March 2021. It was organized by UN Security Council members Estonia, France, Ireland, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the USA, together with additional co-sponsors Australia, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech

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Ukraine calls on UN not to see Russia as mediator in Donbas conflict

While Russia denies its role as an aggressor in the Donbas conflict and pretends to be a mediator in the peace process, there are no prospects for constructive negotiations and the return of peace to eastern Ukraine, according to Sergiy Kyslytsya, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations. He made such a statement during the UN General Assembly debate

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UN Security Council session: France, Norway urge Russia to live up to Minsk agreement

Representatives of France and Norway in the UN claimed their support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, and asked Russia to respect Minsk agreements. They said so during the video conference from the UN Security Council session. The gathering was convened so as to discuss the situation in Donbas. France claimed it “would not tolerate” the fact that Russia fails to live

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UN Security Council will discuss situation with Navalny on February 3

During the event, an attempt to poison Navalny in 2020 will be discussed, the discussion will be held in a closed format The UN Security Council will convene on February 3 for an informal meeting to discuss the situation with opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was arrested in Russia. This was reported by sources in diplomatic circles in New York,

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Turkish Foreign Minister confirms support for setting up Crimean Platform

22:30, 18.12.20 – UNIAN Çavuşoğlu reiterated Turkey’s non-recognition of Russia’s illegal annexation attempt targeting Crimea. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has confirmed his country’s support for the creation of the Crimean Platform to end Russia’s occupation of the Ukrainian peninsula. “We discussed and considered the issue of how we, together, can help Crimean Tatars. We expressed our support for the Crimean

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Kremlin leadership revives cult of Stalin, who signed pact with Nazi, – Ukraine’s representative to UN

On the day of the UN General Assembly’s vote on resolution on Crimea, Serhiy Kyslytsya noted that Moscow had pledged not to violate international borders and not to use force against other states by signing the Helsinki Final Act Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Serhiy Kyslytsya taking a word in UN General Assembly reminded about the lessons of

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US and Ukraine vote AGAINST anti-Nazi resolution proposed by Russia at UN General Assembly

Russia-backed resolution against ‘glorification of Nazism’ is backed by Serbia and Turkey and rejected by the United States and Ukraine. The European Union’s member states have abstained en masse from a United Nations resolution against the ‘glorification of Nazism’. In all, 155 countries backed the motion, which was presented by Russia on Friday (21 November) under the title “Glorification of

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UNGA adopts resolution on human rights situation in occupied Crimea

20:15, 16.12.20 – UNIAN A total of 64 countries have backed the updated text of the resolution, 23 countries voted against it, and 86 abstained. The UN General Assembly at a plenary session on December 16 adopted the resolution on the situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea occupied by the Russian Federation. The Chair has declared

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UNGA vote on militarization of Crimea highlights Moscow’s international isolation on Ukraine, Portnikov says

Paul A Goble On 7 December, the UN General Assembly voted for a resolution calling on Russia to withdraw from occupied Crimea. Only 17 countries voted in support of Russia and against the resolution, a measure of just how isolated Moscow has become on this issue, Ukrainian commentator Vitaly Portnikov says. “Of these 17,” writes Portnikov, “three are members of [Russia’s] Eurasian Economic Union [which

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