Ukraine's Permanent Representative calls on Council of Europe to protect human rights of Crimean residents

Ukraine's Permanent Representative calls on Council of Europe to protect human rights of Crimean residents

The Council of Europe should immediately start to protect Crimean residents from the de facto Russian authorities on a peninsula that neglect human rights and constantly violate them.

Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmytro Kuleba said this, speaking at the 1297th meeting of the Committee of the Ministers’ Deputies, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"Russia neglects principles enshrined in the basic documents of the Council of Europe, the decisions of its statutory bodies and Russia’s international obligations and commitments. We stress that the Council of Europe should proceed with the implementation of the Committee of Minister’s decision on Crimea and to protect the population of the peninsula from continued violations of their rights by the occupying power," Kuleba said.

He reminded that a large number of single pickets took place in Simferopol, Dzhankoy, Gvardeysk, Belogorsk, Feodosiya and other cities of the occupied Crimea on October 14t. More than one hundred people were reported protesting against the arbitrariness of Russian security forces against the Crimean Tatars. At least 34 persons were detained.

The diplomat called on the Secretary General, Commissioner for Human Rights as well as other officials and institutions of the Council of Europe to step up their efforts to protect the population of Crimea.


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