UK at UN Condemn Human Rights Violations in Occupied Crimea
Statement of UK Government said that Crimeans have been denied access to basic services because they would not change their citizenship from Ukrainian to Russian
Residents of the occupied Crimea with Ukrainian citizenship have been denied access to basic services, UK Permanent Representative to the UN Karen Pierce has stated.
The ambassador said this in a statement at the Security Council briefing on the promotion and strengthening of the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security, according to the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ukrinform reported.
“I’d like to use this debate to shine a spotlight on a few specific situations where the international humanitarian law (IHL) situation is dire. In Ukraine, citizens in Crimea have been denied access to basic services because they would not change their citizenship, contrary to IHL,” she said.
In her report, she also mentioned the critical humanitarian situation in Syria, South Sudan, Mali, and the Sahel.