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In Geneva, Lithuania makes a statement on the human rights situation in Ukraine

Created: 2019.12.19 / Updated: 2019.12.19 12:37
    In Geneva, Lithuania makes a statement on the human rights situation in Ukraine

    On 18 December 2019, the delegation of Lithuania took the floor in the interactive dialogue with the Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights situation in Ukraine.

    In response to the recent quarterly report by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, Lithuania, together with many other EU Member States and partners, expressed deep concern about grave human rights violations in Crimea illegally occupied by Russia and in Ukraine’s Donbas region controlled by Russia-backed armed separatist groups.

    Russia continues to defy international law and to deny access for international monitors  to Crimea and Ukraine’s Donbas region. Lithuania called on Russia  to comply with its international obligations, to immediately and unconditionally release Ukrainian political prisoners and to ensure the freedom of navigation in the Sea of Azov and through the Kerch Strait. The Lithuanian delegation reiterated Lithuania’s firm support to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.
     

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