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 Klimkin urges UNHRC to persuade Russia to grant access for international organizations to Crimea

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin calls on the United Nations Human Rights Council to persuade Russia to grant access to Russia-annexed Crimea for international human rights organizations to monitor the observance of human rights there.

He said speaking at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva (Switzerland), Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

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"Our Council must convince the Russian Federation, which has occupied [territory of Crimea], to open Crimea to the conventional monitoring mechanisms of international organizations protecting human rights," the minister said.

Klimkin said that such monitoring should be carried out regardless of the political will of the "authorities" of the peninsula and in compliance with the international law. He added that the recent visit of the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe in Crimea should facilitate continued access to the peninsula.

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