Delegation from Norway visits Crimea despite Ukraine's travel ban

On September 30th, a delegation from Norway without asking permission from Ukraine beforehand crossed the administrative border near the Crimea, reports Kryminform.

It is noted that the Norwegians intend to visit four cities on the peninsula. The itinerary will include a visit to the ICC Artek, Livadia Palace, Nikitsky Botanical Garden, the House-Museum Chekhov in Yalta and other cultural sites.

The visit is likely to last until October 6th.

The Norwegian delegation included members of the group “Doctors against nuclear weapons,” Mons Lee, Actress Ana Joel, Professor of statistical science Department of Economics at the University of Oslo, Tori Schweder as well as farmers, businessmen, and public figures.

The head of the UN human rights monitoring mission, Fiona Fraser said in an interview for ZN.UA, the human rights situation in Crimea has not changed. The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine continues to record violations of human rights and states that there have been no improvements made in the last 10 months on the peninsula.  

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