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On Wednesday, at the international Forum in Kyiv, Fiona Frazer, the Head of the UN Human Rights Mission to Ukraine stated that efforts are being made to suppress dissent or critical views on the peninsula, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"The trend that we have seen over the last few years shows that there are actions aimed at suppressing any dissent and critical views on the peninsula,” Frazer said. She noted that the right to worship is restricted in the Crimea, especially concerning Crimean …
Residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, who live on each side of the contact line, should receive Ukrainian pensions and social benefits , EU countries said in a statement at the meeting of the UN General Assembly.
“It is necessary to ensure appropriate social benefits and pensions regardless of place of residence and according to the Ukrainian legislation and Constitution,” the statement reads.
The Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland also urged equal …
Sending the UN evaluation group to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions can be an important step preceding the deployment of the international peacekeeping forces, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated. He stressed that Ukraine is ready to discuss the mission's mandate.
"A technical assessment mission that Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres could send to the Donbas for the development of the relevant scenarious would definitely contribute to this discussion,” Poroshenko …
During debates in the UN General Assembly on “The situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and the environment in New York”, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that Russia is preparing for a military attack against Ukraine, and that future escalation to the level of full-scale war is no longer unrealistic, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
“Military experts unambiguously find that the armed group on the Russian border with Ukraine is an offensive assault group. It has …
The Moldovan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration wrote on Facebook that Moldovan authorities complained about Russia to a number of international organizations.
The reason for the appeal was the “unacceptable actions” of the Russian Federation against two Moldovan pilots Lionel Buruiana and Mihail Crihan, who was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan and released with the assistance of Igor Chaika, a member of the council of All-Russian public organization “Business Russia”. …
The UN started investigating reports of tortures in the Central African Republic with the alleged participation of Russian citizens, stated United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) spokesperson Vladimir Monteiro.
“We confirm that we are investigating the accusations of a person from Bambari that he was arrested and tortured by Russian citizens in January this year,” he said. He explained that the investigation is being carried …
The speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kateryna Zelenko, said that Kyiv will not agree to open a "diplomatic representation" of the unrecognized republic of Transnistria in Ukraine.
"We already have diplomatic representation, and this is a representation of Moldova," said Zelenko as quoted by LB.ua news outlet.
According to her, Ukraine, as a guarantor country, will continue its efforts in the Transnistrian settlement.
Earlier the leader of unrecognized Transnistria, Vadim …
The Governments of Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland announced the launch of the project which will provide for $14 million in aid to the Donbas, stated the website of the United Nations Development Program or UNDP.
"The conflict in eastern Ukraine, dragging into its fifth year, has had a significant impact on civilians, including over 3,300 men, women and children killed, up to 9,000 injured since 2014, 1.5 million people internally displaced and many others facing the challenges of living in …
Polish Radio reports that during a meeting of ministers from European countries members of the UN Security Council with the head of the EU diplomatic department Federica Mogherini, the Polish Foreign, Minister Jacek Czaputowicz called on the participants to consider sending a UN peacekeeping mission to Ukraine.
“It is important for us to keep the issue of aggression against Ukraine on international forum agendas, including the UN. It would be good to consider new initiatives that will bring us …
Commenting on the differences between Russia and the West’s approaches to the peacekeeping mission, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a press conference on Wednesday that no UN peacekeeping mission will be sent to the Donbas in the form that Ukraine wants to see.
“When the OSCE observers’ mission began to experience safety problems – there were incidents, one mission member was killed – in response to the alarm from Germany and France, we proposed to arm the observers with light …