Category Archives: UN

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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Belarus Rights Abuses Under Fire at UN

Belarus faced harsh criticism at the UN on Monday, with diplomats slamming arbitrary detentions and torture allegations in the response to months of protests against President Alexander Lukashenko. During a review of Belarus’s rights record at the United Nations in Geneva, many diplomats urged Belarus authorities to halt the crackdown on demonstrators, who since August have been protesting Lukashenko’s disputed re-election.

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ukraine: Zelensky invites UN to develop joint plan for Donbas restoration

08:30, 25 October 2020 – 112 UA Zelensky also called on the UN to take part in the implementation of the project to provide Donbas with drinking water. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky invited the UN to develop a joint plan for the restoration of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. This proposal was made during a meeting with the United Nations resident coordinator

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China, Russia Among Rights Abusers Elected To UN Human Rights Council

October 14, 2020 00:07 GMT – By RFE/RL China and Russia were among 15 countries elected to the UN Human Rights Council on October 13, drawing sharp criticism from rights groups and the United States over their abysmal human rights records. The 193-member UN General Assembly also elected Ivory Coast, Gabon, Malawi, Cuba, Bolivia, Uzbekistan, France, and Britain to the 47-member

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Russia, China block release of UN report criticizing Russia

In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, fighters of the Libyan forces affiliated to the Tripoli government rest and reload weapons during an offensive against Islamic State militants, in Sirte, Libya. The warring parties in Libya and their international backers — the United Arab Emirates, Russia and Jordan vs Turkey and Qatar — violated a U.N. arms embargo on the oil-rich north African country that remains “totally ineffective,” U.N. experts said in a new report.

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Belarus Opposition Leader Urges Sanctions in UN Address

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya spoke to the UN Security Council on Friday by video link. Belarus opposition challenger Svetlana Tikhanovskaya on Friday appealed for help from the United Nations and called for sanctions against those responsible for alleged electoral fraud and rights violations in her ex-Soviet country. Addressing a meeting of the UN Security Council by video link, Tikhanovskaya said the global

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Zelensky to address UN General Assembly on Sept 23 – Mendel

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky plans to address the United Nations General Assembly online on September 23, presidential press secretary Iuliia Mendel has told Ukrinform. “Despite the global coronavirus pandemic and the cancellation of many events, the UN General Assembly will be held online. In particular, the UN has prepared a preliminary table of online speeches by heads of state and

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LIVE: Estonia holds a discussion on human rights in Belarus at the UN Security Council

On the initiative of Estonia, a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, and backed by many United Nations member states, a high-level meeting will be held to discuss human rights abuses in Belarus. Belarus, a country bordering the Baltic states of Latvia and Lithuania as well as Russia, Poland and Ukraine, has in recent weeks seen an unprecedented number

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‘Stop Torturing Protesters,’ UN Experts Tell Belarus

The UN’s special rapporteur on torture told Belarus on Tuesday that it must “stop torturing protesters” and bring to justice any police officers who have  beaten them with impunity. Nils Melzer and 14 other UN human rights experts said in a statement they had received reports of 450 documented cases of torture and ill-treatment of people deprived of their liberty

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The UN Secretary General calls on the authorities and the people of Belarus to engage in dialogue

The UN is monitoring the situation in Belarus, said the official representative of the Secretary General of the Organization Stefan Dujarric. According to him, Secretary General Antonio Guterres “closely monitors developments in the country and emphasizes the importance of giving all Belarusians the opportunity to exercise their civil and political rights,” urging the authorities to exercise restraint in response to

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Russian FSB tortures detainees in occupied Crimea – UN

Employees of the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation and other law enforcement authorities in Crimea, use torture; in particular beatings, electric shocks and suffocation, to force victims to incriminate themselves, cooperate with law enforcement or testify against others. This was said in a recently published report by the UN Secretary-General on human rights violations in the temporarily

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