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 "UN resolution assigns status of invader to Russia, enshrines its responsibility for brutal human rights violations in Crimea," - Poroshenko

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko praises the adoption of the UN General Assembly resolution “Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)”.

Censor.NET reports citing the presidential press office.

"I am sincerely grateful to all partners for support and participation in the elaboration of that important document. From now on, the given Resolution assigns status of invader and full responsibility for the brutal violation of human rights in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine - the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol - to Russia at the highest international level," Petro Poroshenko said.

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The head of state noted that the given decision of the UN General Assembly "is the most important sign of international unity and solidarity in times when the worst practices of the Soviet Union are used in Crimea, including methods of "punitive psychiatry", show trials, abductions, tortures and even intentional murder of people who openly protest against Russian occupation of Ukrainian territories".

"Today's decision is a demonstration of broad support of the international law and basic values of post-war world order. The aggressor must pay high price for crimes committed in the Ukrainian territories," the president emphasized.

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Petro Poroshenko noted: "The most efficient and non-alternative way to restore justice is full de-occupation and restoration of Ukraine's sovereignty over the Crimean peninsula. Crimea is Ukraine. We continue the struggle".
 
 
 
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