22 July 2019, 16:41

Russia again denied UN mission access to Crimea. Its representatives could only visit the Ukrainian side of the administrative border.

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The UN human rights monitoring mission was once again denied access to the illegally annexed Crimea.

A corresponding reported was published on the mission page on Facebook.

Thus, Russia again violated the relevant resolutions of the UN General Assembly.

The mission representatives were able to visit the Ukrainian side of the administrative border with the occupied Crimea and visit the Kalanchak and Chongar checkpoints.

Such visits and communication with people who cross the administrative border is one of the methods for remote monitoring of the human rights situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol of Ukraine temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation, – the message says.

(in English below/ниже на русском языке)Здійснили візит до адміністративної межі з Кримом – пропускні пункти Каланчак…

Опубліковано Моніторингова місія ООН з прав людини / UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission Неділя, 21 липня 2019 р.

The Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov states that the non-admission of the UN mission to the occupied Crimea is a topical issue. According to him, the mission’s presence in the territory would allow recording human rights violations on the annexed peninsula.