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Ukraine joins UN Human Rights Council

It will focus on the protection of human rights all over the world, including in Crimea and Donbas.

Ukraine joins UN Human Rights Council
Photo: twitter.com/poroshenko

Ukraine has started its three-year membership of the UN Human Rights Council, President Petro Poroshenko has said on Twitter.

"Having completed its mission of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Ukraine has started its three-year membership of the UN Human Rights Council," he tweeted.

According to Poroshenko, Ukraine will focus on the protection of human rights all over the world, including in Russia-annexed Crimea and in temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

In November 2017, the UN approved 190 recommendations on the human rights situation in Ukraine.