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 Even Russia's "allies" in UN see Crimea as part of Ukraine, - Yelchenko

The U.N. has a small group of countries that one way or another support Russia's interests while voting. They have their own interests, but none of them questions Crimea's belonging to Ukraine.

Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the U.N. Volodymyr Yelchenko said, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

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"There is a group of the so-called "allies" of Russia in the United Nation. These are roughly the same countries that voted against the resolution on the human rights situation in Crimea," the head of the Ukrainian mission said when asked how the U.N. member states see Russia's aggression in Ukraine.

The diplomat stressed that "these countries are few, and I would say that the vast majority of them do not show the absolute support of the Russian position."

"They have their own views on the issue of [human] rights protection, but it does not goes the same way as far as Crimea's belonging to Ukraine is concerned," Yelchenko said.

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As regards Russia's role in the events in eastern Ukraine, these countries avoid using the word "aggression," but almost all of them are well aware of what is at stake.

"They may not articulate it in their speeches, don't say it explicitly, take a more neutral position, however, in our opinion, they still feel for Ukraine," the Ukrainian representative noted.

He added that those countries directly supporting Ukraine's position in the U.N., including in the Security Council, "are of course in the vast majority."
 
 
 
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