GENEVA (QHA) -

The occupation authorities of Crimea systematically violate human rights and seek to destroy the identity of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars on the peninsula, Klimkin stated, speaking at the 34th session of the UN Council on Human Rights February 28 in Geneva.

Klimkin pointed that the monitoring of human rights situation in the occupied Crimea should be carried out according to the international standards.

“Effective monitoring of human rights in the Crimea should be carried out only in accordance with international norms and standards. Political influence is not the case here."

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin called on the international community to "compel" Russia to fulfill its commitments and noted that Ukraine will struggle for the Ukrainian Crimea and the people who live there.

Within the framework of the 34th session of UN Council in Geneva, which runs from February 27 to March 3, the Ukrainian delegation, consisting of Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavel Klimkin, the First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, MP Refat Chubarov and first Deputy Minister of Information Policy Emine Dzhaparova, is going to talk about the human rights situation in the occupied Crimea.

Reference: February-March 2014, the Russian Federation illegally annexed the Ukrainian Crimea, holding a pseudo-referendum to "legalize" the armed seizure. The international community did not recognize the annexation. According to the resolutions of the UN General Assembly of 2014 and 2016, the Crimea and Sevastopol, de jure is a Ukrainian territory temporarily occupied by Russia.

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