UN General Assembly passes resolution on Crimea
Three more countries subscribed to it, compared with 16 November.
The UN General Assembly has passed the resolution "Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol" initiated by Ukraine. It was supported by 70 states, while 26 voted against it and 77 abstained, the Ukrainian mission to the UN has tweeted.
Compared with 16 November, when it was discussed at the UN General Assembly's Third Committee, three more countries – the Philippines, South Sudan and Uganda – subscribed to it.
Крим- тимчасово окупована територія
Не визнається анексія, засуджуються репресії кримських татар
Текст резолюції pic.twitter.com/OOWHeCtZ5q— UKR Mission to UN (@UKRinUN) 19 грудня 2016 р.
The document recognizes Russia as an occupying state and Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as temporarily occupied territories. It calls upon the Russian Federation to comply with its obligations under international law, namely to cease abuses against residents of Crimea, release unlawfully detained Ukrainian citizens, hold perpetrators to account for abuses, allow journalists to work independently, permit the reopening of cultural and religious institutions, revoke the decision to declare the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people extremist and cooperate with international and European bodies on human rights.