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 Crimea issue to remain on UN agenda, - Ukraine's envoy to UN Serheiev

The issue of Crimea occupation will never be dropped at the UN General Assembly, irrespective of Russia's aspirations.

This was announced by Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Yurii Serheiev in an interview with Focus, Censor.NET reports.

"In April last year, after the occupation of Crimea, the Russian delegation stated at a meeting of the Security Council that the Crimea issue should be removed from the agenda, because it was Russia's territory legally annexed at the request of the local population. Our first reaction was as following: Crimea was, is, and will be on the agenda until the area is returned to Ukraine, until the expelled inhabitants, including Crimean Tatars, come back home, until those behind the annexation, aggression, and occupation are brought to justice. Our task is to constantly raise the Crimea issue," Yurii Serheiev stated.

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"We have recently distributed a document about all successive actions by the aggressor, about the third deportation of Crimean Tatars. Not so long ago we held a conference on this subject with the participation of Refat Chubarov [leader of the Crimean Tatar national movement in Ukraine and worldwide - ed.]. Therefore, the Crimea issue will stay on the UN agenda, as it is unacceptable to so brazenly seize a territory. In addition, we are supported by the countries being threatened by dismemberment, for example, Mali. In general, most of African countries are on our side," the permanent representative of Ukraine said.

Yesterday, Ukraine was elected a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.
 
 
 
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