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U.S. accuses Russia of disrupting Minsk agreements

Russia refuses to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk agreements and continues to support bloodshed in Donbas, Acting Deputy Permanent Representative of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations Cherith Norman Chalet has said. She said this at a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on Tuesday, February 18, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “Unfortunately, Russia has

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Russia says it missed U.N. deadline to repatriate North Korean workers

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday it had missed a United Nations deadline to repatriate North Korean workers due to what it called objective difficulties, but said it was scrupulously complying with U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang. A 2017 U.N. Security Council resolution demanded that all countries send home all North Korean workers by Dec. 22 last year to stop

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General Assembly of UN Adopts Resolution on Human Rights Situation in Crimea

The vote is a win for Ukraine in its fight to return the illegally annex peninsula The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution on December 18, 2019 seeking the protection of human rights in occupied Crimea. 65 representatives voted in favor, with 23 against and 75 abstentions. The document enters force after voting. The draft of the

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UN General Assembly to consider draft resolution on human rights in occupied Crimea

The document condemns mass detentions of human rights activists, urges the Russian government of Crimea to stop poitical persecutions and condemns the practice of forced military draft to Russia’s Armed Forces The UN General Assembly will consider a draft resolution on protection of human rights in the occupied Crimea. The bill was pre-approved on November 14.  This is mentioned in

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UN General Assembly adopts resolution on problem of militarization of Crimea

The UN General Assembly has adopted the resolution “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” which contains a provision about the nuclear facilities and material seized by Russia in the occupied territory. Sixty-three countries voted in favour of

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UN chief blasts governments as COP25 gets underway

‘If we don’t urgently change our way of life, we jeopardize life itself,’ Guterres says. By Kalina Oroschakoff MADRID — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday blasted the world’s big emitters for failing to cut greenhouse gases. “All the main emitters must do more,” he said at the formal opening of the COP25 climate summit. That includes boosting climate commitments under

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UN Committee approved resolution on protection of human rights in Crimea. Main provisions

Today, November 15, the Third Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations, approved the resolution “On the protection of human rights in Crimea under the conditions of Russian occupation.” The Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN reported on results of the vote. 67 members of the committee supported the resolution, 23 were against, including representatives of Russia

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Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

Venezuela has won a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, despite widespread criticism of its poor human rights record. A UN General Assembly meeting in Geneva saw the Latin American country elected to one of 14 new seats on the 47-member body. Nicolás Maduro’s government hailed it as an “important achievement”. His administration is accused of jailing, torturing

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Sentsov provides UN human rights mission in Ukraine with information about his captivity in Russia

The mission plans to interview all detainees released in a major Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap on September 7, 2019. Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who has recently been freed from Russian captivity, has provided the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine with information about his unlawful imprisonment in the Russian Federation. “Oleh Sentsov visited our office today. We spoke about

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UN Slams Human Rights Violations in Crimea

The United Nations has decried human rights violations in Russian-held Crimea and conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014, a land grab that Western countries have refused to recognize. The Crimean Tatars, a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority, have largely opposed Moscow’s 2014 annexation of the peninsula and has seen its local self-governing body banned as an

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Russia Summons Senior U.S. Diplomat Over UN Visa Row

Russia on Tuesday summoned a senior U.S. diplomat in Moscow to protest over what it said was Washington’s unacceptable refusal to issue visas to members of a Russian delegation traveling to the United Nations General Assembly. The Kremlin promised a tough response and said Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador in Moscow, had been summoned to the Foreign Ministry, but Russian

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Ukraine: White House announces first meeting of Trump and Zelensky

23:17, 19 September 2019 The meeting will take place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. The meeting between US President Donald Trump and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky will be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York next week. This is stated on the White House website following a telephone conversation

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“Procedural win”: UNGA includes situation in occupied Donbas, Crimea on agenda of the “high-level week”

21:00, 16 September 2019 The 74th session begins tomorrow, while its high-level week will be held Sept 23-27. Public Domain Pictures The United Nations General Assembly included an item on the situation in the occupied Ukrainian territories on the agenda of the plenary week at the level of heads of state and government, which will begin on Sept 23, that’s according

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