Contents tagged with UN

  • Russian Foreign Minister rules out possibility of UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas

    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 …

  • Poroshenko signs law expanding Ukraine’s zone of control in Black Sea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law “On Ukraine’s surrounding zone,” which doubles the country’s zone of control in the Black Sea, the presidential press service reported.

    The law harmonizes Ukraine’s maritime legislation with that of other states on the Black Sea and other signatories of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982. It is intended to prevent smuggling operations and illegal visitation of the closed ports in the temporarily occupied territories of …

  • Ukraine calls on international community to increase pressure on Russia after Kremlin sentences four Crimean Tatars

    In a statement published on the website of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry after the decision of the North Caucasian District Military Court of the Russian Federation, which sentenced four Ukrainian citizens on charges of terrorism, Ukraine called on the international community to increase pressure on Russia “to stop the violation of human rights” in the Crimea and to release Ukrainian prisoners. 

     According to Russian court, Enver Mamutov was sentenced to 17 years, and Rustem Abiltarov, Remzi …

  • Ukrainian President: UN resolution on Crimea is a step towards the 'de-occupation' of the peninsula

    In a statement on his Facebook page, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko welcomed the results of voting in the UN General Assembly on the resolution on the militarization of the Crimea and Sevastopol.

    “Today another important step has been taken towards the de-occupation of the Crimea. The resolution showed an unequivocal assessment of the world community about the continuing unlawful behavior of the Kremlin,” the president of Ukraine said.

    Poroshenko said that the support of the UN will be …

  • UN General Assembly condemns militarization of Crimea and the Sea of Azov by Russia

    The UN General Assembly supported the resolution proposed by Ukraine that expressed serious concerns regarding the militarization of the Crimea, the Sea of Azov and part of the Black Sea adjacent to the region, Interfax reports.

    The resolution also calls on Russia to release the Ukrainian military ships detained on November 25. Moscow’s use of force has been called by other nations to be unjustified.

    A separate paragraph of the resolution condemns the construction and opening of the bridge …

  • UN General Assembly to consider a resolution on the situation in the Crimea and the Sea of Azov

    The militarization of the annexed Crimea, as well as part of the Black and Azov seas will be discussed at the UN level. On December 17, the UN General Assembly will vote on the draft resolution, stated Oleh Nikolenko, the official representative of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN, in an exclusive interview with

    “On December 17, the UN General Assembly will vote on the draft resolution “The problem of the militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol ( …

  • Ukraine refuses to sign UN Migration Pact

    The press service of Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that Ukraine refused to sign the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).

    The decision was made because of the annexation of the Crimea by Russia and the fighting in the Donbas, as a result of which there are 1.5 million internally displaced persons in Ukraine.

    "The Ukrainian side is making every effort to ensure the rights and meet the needs of internally displaced persons, but there is still a lot of …

  • Ukraine prepares UN draft resolution on Russia’s militarization of the Azov and Black Seas

    Ukraine’s Foreign Affairs Ministry announced that Ukraine is working on a draft resolution on Russia’s militarization of the Black Sea and Azov Sea, UNIAN reports. According to the Foreign Ministry, the UN General Assembly is expected to consider it in December.

    “This issue won’t be considered in the committee but is expected to be reviewed within the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in December,” said Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Kateryna Zelenko.

    In December, the UN General …

  • Ukraine’s Representative to UN: Russia is preparing to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea

    The permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN, Volodymyr Yelchenko, stated that Russian Federation has doubled its military forces on the peninsula and continues preparation of the Crimean military infrastructure for deployment of nuclear weapons. According to him, the UN Security Council should meet to discuss the situation in the occupied Donbas, and the escalation in the Sea of Azov reports TSN.

    “For example, Crimea is often used as the headquarters and a supply base for military …

  • Ukrainian Permanent Representative to UN: Russia is attempting to deploy nuclear weapons in the Crimea

    The permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN, Volodymyr Yelchenko during a speech at the UN Security Council meeting stated that Russia doubled its military presence in the annexed Crimea, RBC-Ukraine reports.

    “Russia has more than doubled its forces on the Crimean peninsula and is attempting to deploy nuclear weapons on the peninsula,” stated Yelchenko.

    The ambassador added that since 2014, more than 100 thousand citizens of the Russian Federation moved to the territory of Crimea.

    “For …