: Ukraine urges Russia to let international organisations into Crimea

13:36 May. 16, 2016

Ukraine urges Russia to let international organisations into Crimea

An entrance sign with a message reading 'Welcome to Crimea' at Dzhankoi crossing. (Getty Images)

Kyiv concerned about human rights violations in Russian-occupied peninsula

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry insists that international organisation should be allowed to enter Russian-occupied Crimea to ensure human rights are observed on the peninsula, Deputy Foreign Minister Serhiy Kyslytsia has said during a briefing.

"Since 2014, Ukraine's official position has been that the occupation authorities must provide access to international organisations for monitoring the observance of human rights on the occupied peninsula," Kyslytsia stated.

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He added the work of the international organisations must be conducted on the grounds of U.N. and E.U. legal standards.

"However, this monitoring should be done by international organisations as the monitoring of Ukrainian territory, and not of Russian territory," Deputy Foreign Minister said.

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