MOSCOW (QHA) -

State Duma deputy Natalia Poklonskaya believes that the states that voted against the resolution on the situation in the field of human rights in the annexed Crimea, has demonstrated "their independence and respect for the choice of Crimeans”.

According to her, the countries that voted against the resolution showed "adequacy and, most importantly, respect for human rights, guaranteed, among other things by the UN Charter”.

“I am glad that 26 countries voted against the Ukrainian resolution on human rights in the Crimea, and 76 were abstained. In my opinion, these states demonstrated their independence, adequacy and, most importantly, respect for human rights, guaranteed among other things by  the UN Charter, to the choice of the Crimeans,” press service of the State Duma quated Poklonskaya.

According to her, those who voted for the resolution "stubbornly deny the obvious things about the choice of Crimeans, whose rights they care for”.

The Ambassador of Ukraine to Turkey Andrii Sybiha expressed gratitude to Ankara for the fact that the Turkish delegation in the UN General Assembly voted for the updated resolution on the situation of observance of human rights in the Crimea occupied by Russia.

Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Ukrainian MP Refat Chubarov stated the necessity to find another country to hold peace talks on Ukraine instead of Belarus, which voted against the Ukrainian resolution on the human rights situation in the occupied Crimea in the UN General Assembly.

Reference: Yesterday, 19 December, the UN General Assembly supported the resolution on the respect of human rights in the occupied Crimea. 70 countries favored the adoption of the "The Situation of Human Rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol (Ukraine)" resolution, 26 were against and 76 – abstained, as result of the voting. Thus, the draft resolution was adopted.

Earlier, Pavlo Klimkin, Foreign Minister of Ukraine while commenting the adoption of UN resolution stated that the UN General Assembly has adopted the strongest resolution on the respect of human rights in the occupied Crimea.

QHA