The third human rights committee of the UN General Assembly approved the draft resolution on human rights in the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
This was reported by the press service of the Representation of the President of Ukraine in the Republic of Crimea on Facebook, which was involved in the development of this updated resolution regarding the occupied peninsula.
"It is important to note that thanks to the successfully held First Parliamentary Summit of the Crimean Platform and the Second Summit of the Crimean Platform, we have strong support from the UN General Assembly. The third committee of the UN is the first step towards the adoption of the updated resolution, followed by the adoption by the General Assembly itself," the agency emphasized.
"It has a lot of new things, it was important for us to mention Crimea in the context of a full-scale war as a springboard for an offensive and a creeping occupation of the south of our country, a new wave of persecution, cases of political prisoners, illegal conscription", wrote the Permanent Representative of the President in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Tamila Tasheva on Facebook.
Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andrii Sybiha wrote on Facebook that the world's solidarity with Ukraine regarding Crimea is only getting stronger.
"No matter how much Russia dreams of "closing" the issue of Crimea, it will be on the international agenda until the Ukrainian flag returns to the peninsula", Sybiha wrote.
In a post about the approval by the UN General Assembly of the historic resolution "Territorial integrity of Ukraine: protection of the principles of the UN Charter" after Russia's attempted annexation of new Ukrainian lands, he emphasized that it is about all temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, including the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. And the world's record-breaking support for this decision is also a powerful international voice to raise the yellow-blue flag on the peninsula as soon as possible. According to him, the draft resolution on human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine), approved by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, is another important step on this path.
"And the clear support of the international community for the thesis of the President of Ukraine that this Russian war against Ukraine and all of free Europe began with Crimea and should end with its liberation", he noted.
Sybiha added that this year the UN General Assembly also condemned Russia's use of the ARC as a springboard for full-scale aggression against Ukraine. As well as for the attempted illegal annexation of the Kherson region and Zaporizhzhia.
78 countries voted for the draft resolution, 14 against it, and 79 abstained.
"And Kazakhstan surprised by voting against. In diplomacy, everything works on the basis of reciprocity. A total of + 14 votes compared to last year!", remarked Sybiha.