: OSCE considering Ukraine's draft resolution on human rights violation in Crimea

16:25 Jul. 4, 2016

OSCE considering Ukraine's draft resolution on human rights violation in Crimea

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gets together with Michail Janelidze, Foreign Minister of Georgia, on July 01, 2016 in Tbilisi, Georgia (Getty Images)

Parliamentary Assembly session taking place in Georgia, July 1-5

On July 3, the Sstanding Committee of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly decided to consider Ukraine's draft resolution on human rights violation in Russia-annexed Crimea.

The resolution is called "On violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Crimea, and violations of Crimean Tatars' rights".

This is reported by Nikolay Kovalyov, head of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly, according to RFE/RL.

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Nikolay Kovalyov says, the Russian delegation refused to discuss amendments to the document, which was introduced by the Ukrainian representatives.

"We declared that the document is totally biased, tendentious, boasts an obviously anti-Russian nature, this is why it cannot be amended", Kovalyov claimed.

Refat Chubarov, Chairman of Crimean Tatars Mejlis, which is currently banned in annexed Crimea and Russia, commented on the Russian statement on his Facebook page.

He said that his visit to Tbilisi, Georgia, was successful, because he presented the materials on human rights problems in Crimea and Crimean Tatars situation in the occupied peninsula.

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