Kiev urged the UN to increase pressure on Russia

Киев призвал ООН усилить давление на Россию

The UN General Assembly

Moscow violates key provisions of declarations and conventions in the field of human rights, said in the foreign Ministry of Ukraine.

Ukraine calls on the member States of the UN to take further steps to strengthen pressure on Russia in connection with the violation of key provisions of a number of declarations and conventions in the field of human rights. We are talking, including about the continuation of illegal detentions, torture and repression against Ukrainians, said in a statement the foreign Ministry of Ukraine.

In particular, emphasize the Ukrainian foreign Ministry, Russia continues the practice of torture, unlawful detentions and repression against the citizens of Ukraine.

In addition, the document says that Russia continues to ignore undertaken in the framework of the Minsk agreements, the obligations to exchange the hostages on the principle of “all for all”.

Moreover, Ukrainian diplomats claim, the amount withheld for political reasons in Russia the Ukrainians are not only not decreased but rather has increased and now stands at at least 17 people. Also at least 27 citizens of Ukraine illegally detained or prosecuted in Russia-annexed Crimea.

We will remind, on December 19, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the situation of human rights in the Crimea and Sevastopol, prepared by Ukraine.

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