OSCE PA considers Ukraine's resolution on Crimea

The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly has considered a draft resolution of Ukraine on violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Crimea, as well as the violation of the Crimean Tatars’ rights.

4 July 2016 10:45

The Standing Committee of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly adopted the Ukrainian draft resolution on the situation in the occupied Crimea on June 3, Russian news agencies report, quoting the head of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly and a State Duma MP Nikolai Kovalyov as saying.

The Ukrainian representatives submitted the draft resolution called “Violations of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Crimea, Violation of the Crimean Tatars’ Rights” at the session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly held in Tbilisi on July 1-5. 

“On Sunday, the OSCE PA Standing Committee considered a draft resolution introduced by Ukraine - Violation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Crimea, Violation of the Crimean Tatars’ rights,” Kovalev told reporters.

The Russian delegation refused to discuss the amendments, calling the document "completely biased and prejudiced."

“We made a speech stating that the document is completely biased, tendentious and strongly anti-Russian. Therefore, it is not subject to editing,” Kovalev said.

According to the Russian MP, the Ukrainian side has prepared the material on tortures and abuses committed by the FSB officers, but he believes that "no one fact was cited in the report."

The Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov called his visit to Tbilisi productive, during which he demonstrated the facts of human rights violation in Crimea and situation of the Crimean Tatars in the occupied territory.

The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly is the inter-parliamentary organization that brings together 57 countries in Europe, Asia and North America.

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