UN Accused Russia Of “Human Rights Violations” in Crimea Without Even Visiting the Peninsula

Translated by Ollie Richardson



It is time for UN structures to take the path of objectivity concerning the Crimean question. Such an opinion was expressed by the head of the State Committee of the Crimean government for International Affairs Zaur Smirnov. According to him, it is necessary to forbid UN Missions from relaying unverified reports with accusations against Russia about human rights violations in Crimea.

“It’s time for the UN to be more demanding towards the information read by various monitoring missions,” emphasised Smirnov. “We urge to take the path of objectivity in relation to Crimeans and to adhere only to verified facts. It is impossible to constantly relay something that doesn’t exist for the sake of political expediency”.

As RIA Novosti reminds, in the lastest report of the monitoring mission of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights it is said that human rights in Crimea were in large quantities violated after its accession to the Russian Federation. At the same time the mission notes that they had no access to the territory of Crimea and the assessment of the situation with human rights on the peninsula was carried out remotely, from Ukraine.

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