During the vote, Ukraine was supported by 177 member states of the organization, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
"On Monday, Ukraine was elected to the UN Human Rights Council for 2018-2020. As a newly elected HRC member, Ukraine will use all mechanisms to combat human rights abuses in the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and in Donbas," spokesman for Ukraine's Permanent Mission to the United Nations Oleh Nikolenko told Ukrinform.
He said that the Ukrainian delegation at the Human Rights Council "will focus on the prevention of human rights violations and will put forward its initiatives on this issue as part of the council's work."
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