KYIV (QHA) -

The Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin expressed hope that the UN Resolution on Human Rights in Crimea approved by the UN Third Committee will soon be adopted by the UN General Assembly. He said this during the question hour at the Ukrainian Parliament today, according to a QHA correspondent.

“We will work to ensure that the resolution to be approved at the UN General Assembly, but in reality it is a very clear political message about what Russia has already done, and is doing in the occupied Crimea,” said Pavlo Klimkin.

He stressed that the document supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, confirms the violation of human rights in Crimea, as well as recognizes the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as occupied territories.

“The Third Committee of the United Nations clearly condemned the persecution of people in Crimea on basis of nationality. The resolution also emphasizes the importance of ban on conscription into the occupant’s armed forces in the occupied territory,” the Minister said.

Klimkin went on to say that the resolution will act within the framework of any international negotiations on the issue of the occupation of Crimea, and will be one of the tools of its de-occupation.

On November 15, The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine), confirming its support for Ukraine on returning the peninsula. Representatives of 73 countries voted in favour of the document, 23 - against, and 76 - abstained.

QHA