KYIV (QHA) -

Presidential Commissioner on the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev believes that the UN General Assembly Resolution on human rights in the Crimea is only the first step towards de-occupation of the Crimea.

“The Resolution states the requirement to allow the international monitoring group, including the UN representatives, to the Crimea. But the problem is that if the delegation come to Crimea and just ask people, they can hear the response "Everything is fine, thanks to Putin." Because if people say something else that will claim Part 1 Article 280 of the RF Criminal Code "Encroachment on the territorial integrity of Russia."

The leader of the Crimean Tatar people believes that a serious approach is required, and the monitoring should be carried out over a long period, for about several months.

“Russia will not allow anyone, because it fears that all the ugliness it creates may be revealed. But overall the resolution adopted shows that Russia ignores the decision of the UN General Assembly,” he says.

Dzhemilev informs that the adopted resolution will help the world community to realize that the sanctions should be extended.

Earlier QHA reported that December 19, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution on Crimea. The UN General Assembly endorsed the decision of its Third Committee and finally approved the "State of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol (Ukraine)." The Resolution requires the UN Secretary-General to find the opportunities to provide an unhindered access for human rights defenders to the peninsula and the establishment of regional and inter-regional monitoring mechanisms. Also, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights instructed to create a separate thematic report on the situation in Crimea.

QHA