In Crimea, said that the UN mission could come, but always refused

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The monitoring mission of the office of the UN high Commissioner for human rights repeatedly could visit the Crimea, to form an unbiased stance on the situation on the Peninsula, but refused for formal reasons, said the Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Georgiy Muradov.

The report of the monitoring mission of the office of the UN high Commissioner for human rights, published on Monday, said that human rights in Crimea massively violated after its accession to Russia, including the authorities of Ukraine and Russia. The report focused on the situation of human rights in the Russian Crimea, which in the mission is called Ukrainian territory, «occupied by Russia». The document covers the period from 22 February 2014 to 12 September 2017. The mission indicated that they did not have access to Crimea and his assessment of the situation with human rights on the Peninsula was carried out remotely, from Ukraine.

«You can come to Crimea. We have repeatedly invited representatives and Management of the UN high Commissioner for human rights to come. But, of course, to come with an objective mission to bring a pre-prepared report which is to try to put some facts, to seek out a few people who would curse existing in the Crimea the authorities. This visit possible through the channels of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation via Moscow, but that the office of the high Commissioner, unfortunately, refuses,» said Muradov reporters during a videoconference Moscow-Simferopol.

According to him, the structures of the UN «technical, formal side» of the issue overrides the desire to obtain objective information from the Crimea.

«For them this is above, but, nevertheless, they are with their slanderous statements continue to be. We urge that has been given an objective analysis of the situation in Crimea. This situation is absolutely calm, constructive», — Muradov said.

Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russia. Crimean authorities held a referendum after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to the Russian President, the question of Crimea «closed permanently».

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