On November 16, the relevant committee of the UN General Assembly supported the adoption of a new resolution “Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)”. 78 states voted for the resolution, 14 voted against and the countries with systemic violations of human rights on their own territory did not support the resolution.

These resolutions of the General Assembly have been adopted annually since 2016, and they are constantly supplemented by a statement of more and more aggressor’s violations of human rights. According to media reports, the new resolution also expands the list of violations, and the document calls on UN countries to cooperate within the international “Crimea Platform”.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted that “this war started in Crimea, it will end in the Crimea”, while especially thanking the countries that changed their position and supported this UN human rights initiative, compared to the 2021 vote. Let us recall that in December 2021, 65 countries voted for a resolution of the UN General Assembly with a similar content and 25 were against.

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