Held annually, the UN Security council meetings are meant to assess the situation with human rights in occupied territories. On March 18, Ukraine will chair an Arria-formula meeting on the human rights situation in Russian occupied Crimea, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

“The meeting will be attended by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mark P. Lagon, President of Freedom House, Olga Skrypnyk, Head of the Crimea Human Rights Group, Tatiana Pechonchyk, Head of the Human Rights Information Centre, as well as delegations of UN member states,” the statement says.

Mustafa Dzhemilev, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for the Affairs of Crimean Tatars, is expected to present a report on abuses of Crimean Tatars’ rights in Crimea, as well as an attempt to ban the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars by Crimea puppet regime.