Our Association continues cooperation with competent UN bodies, regarding Russian ongoing aggression and related international crimes and gross human rights violations and our submissions are reflected in regarding UN documents.

Now the Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, E. Tendayi Achiume to UN General Assembly “Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance” A/HRC/50/61 was published.

In Report the Special Rapporteur notes, with alarm, that Russia has sought to “justify” its military invasion and territorial aggression in Ukraine on the purported basis of alleged “eliminating neo-Nazism”. The use of neo-Nazism as a pretext to “justify” territorial aggression seriously undermines genuine attempts to combat neoNazism, stated the UN Rapporteur, who denounced and condemned in the strongest terms such Russia’s criminal “pretextual use”, including in relation to the unlawful breach of the sovereign territory of Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis that breach has caused.

Report includes the thesis of our Association on systemic violations of human rights and humanitarian standards, including racial and ethnic discrimination against, inter alia, ethnic Crimean Tatars, in the Russia-occupied Crimea since 2014. Report recognized that ARC outlined how multiple “justifications” for this military aggression were criminally used by Russia, including the allegedly need to “denazify Ukraine”. Report stresses, as ARC described – how, in conjunction with such fake criminal “justifications”, the Russian government had been using hate speech against ethnic Ukrainians, as well as neo-Nazi symbols, including marking its troops and paramilitaries with the letter “Z”.

UN Special Rapporteur stressed that our Association described the catastrophic harms to Ukraine, including among its military and civilians, as a result of the above-mentioned aggression, she also points on ARC-provided examples of such harm, including the death of civilians, kidnappings, illegal detention practices and attempts to create a food blockade.

Report A/HRC/50/61 recognized that ARC pointed on mass displacements as a result of Russian military aggression and that also ARC claimed that the government of Russia was preparing to undertake the criminal mass deportation of the Crimean Tatar population from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Thesis of ARC’s submission, prepared by professor Borys Babin and other experts, allowed expose and refute to all Russia’s manipulative and fake “information” given to UN Special Rapporteur.

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