11:44 Nov. 16, 2016
From now on, the term "temporary occupation of Ukrainian Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol" will be used in all official UN documents
The Minister of Foreign Relations of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin praised adoption of a resolution on Crimea occupation by UN General Assembly's human rights committee.
He explained that the term "temporary occupation of Ukrainian Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol" is now officially used in all the documents concerning Crimea deoccupation. According to Ukraine's FM, this is the first step to returning Crimea to Ukraine.
"Passing the resolution means that the world says to the occupant country: no to gray zone of lawlessness and iniquity in Ukrainian Crimea", said Pavlo Klimkin.
The Crimea resolution was adopted at the seating of the UN General Assembly's human rights committee with 73 votes for and 23 - against. It condemns Russian occupation of the peninsula and calls to stop violation of human rights at the territory.