MFA hopes for OSCE support as for human rights in Crimea

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expects the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to support the resolution on human rights violations in the occupied Crimea.

17 June 2016 16:40

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin hopes for the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly assistance in support of a separate resolution on the situation of human rights violation in Crimea. He said this during a round table "Illegal export from the occupied Crimea. Anti-terrorism legislation as an instrument of religious persecution," a QHA correspondent reports. 

“The OSCE forums are likely to be due, in no small part.  The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly session will soon be held in Tbilisi, where we are going to initiate the adoption of a separate resolution on the situation in the occupied Crimea regarding violation of human rights. I very much hope that the Parliamentary Assembly will support this resolution,” Klimkin said.

The Ukrainian Foreign Minister also asked the Vatican to assist in resolving the issue of releasing political prisoners held in Russian-occupied Crimea.