Poroshenko expects UN to adopt declaration on human rights violations in Crimea

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that he expects the UN General Assembly to adopt a declaration recognizing human rights violations in the Crimea, particularly in regards to Crimean Tatars, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

Poroshenko said as much during his speech at the annual meeting of Yalta European Strategy in Kyiv.

"For two and a half days, I'll have a lot of meetings at the UN. We hope that the UN General Assembly will adopt a declaration on the violation of core human rights in the Crimea. We will talk about the torture of the Crimean Tatars,” Poroshenko said.

The Ukrainian President noted that the issue would be raised at the UN Security Council.

“We are grateful that now, as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, we can raise these important issues," Poroshenko added.

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