The Russian Federation denied UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine access to the annexed Crimea, reports the mission on its Facebook page.
The UN mission visited the Kalanchak and Chongar checkpoints at the administrative border with Crimea. It is noted that such visits and communication with people who cross the border is one of the methods of remote monitoring of the human rights situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.
"The Russian Federation still denies access to Crimea to the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, in line with relevant General Assembly resolutions," reads the message.
On July 10, the UK urged Russia to allow observers from international organizations to enter the territory of the annexed Crimea and demanded the release of all political prisoners.
In February 2019, the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine stated that attempts are made to suppress any disagreement and critical opinions in Crimea.