The United Nations General Assembly plans to consider a resolution on human rights in the annexed Crimea December 19, as reported on Twitter by the press service of the Ukrainian mission of the United Nations.
“Voting in the UN General Assembly on the Ukrainian draft resolution entitled ‘Situation of human rights in the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)’ will take place on December 19,” the report said.
Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations Oleg Nikolenko explained to news agency Ukrinform that on December 19, the UN General Assembly will hold a plenary session to consider the report of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly.
“During this meeting, a vote will be taken on the Ukrainian draft resolution on the situation of human rights in the temporarily occupied Crimea,” the diplomat said.
He recalled that in November, the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted this document, co-authored by 42 countries. Then the draft resolution was supported by 71 states.
“We expect that the result of the vote at the plenary session of the General Assembly will be approximately the same as in the Third Committee,” said Nikolenko.
The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in December of last year which recognized Russia as an occupier of the Crimea. The draft of the updated resolution on human rights in the Crimea was introduced on October 31, 2017. The resolution, in particular, confirms that there is an international armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia, and condemns Russia’s application of its laws in the occupied territory as well as the forcing of Ukrainian citizens to become citizens of Russia.