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 documented in Kyiv’s consolidated claim against Moscow.

Earlier, the UN General Assembly approved the resolution proposed by Ukraine. The resolution expresses concern about the militarization of the Crimea, the Sea of Azov and part of the Black Sea. In addition, the document condemns the construction of the Crimean Bridge. The peninsula is referred to as ‘temporarily occupied’ in the document. The resolution also calls for the release of Ukrainian sailors detained by Russian border guards in the Kerch Strait on November 25. The document was supported by 66 countries. 19 countries were against the resolution, and 72 members of the UN did not vote. The rest were not present at the meeting.

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