Journalists New York Times was invited to visit the Crimea

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Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Georgiy Muradov invited the journalists of the American newspaper the New York Times to visit the Crimea.

The invitation made at the site of the press center MIA «Russia today» in Moscow, where he held a videoconference with Simferopol. It was about published on 25 September, UN high Commissioner for human rights report on human rights violations in the Crimea.

«I all the journalists who are present here, including the New York Times, invite, show interest and come to us in the Crimea», — Muradov said.

According to him, journalists can visit, including at the international conference which will be held in November. «We have already communicated with journalists of Newspapers of Western countries, and they learned many interesting things. You also learn a lot» — promised the Deputy Prime Minister.

Earlier Muradov reported that in November in the Crimea will host the conference «Crimea in the modern international context» in which frameworks will take place the forum of friends of the Crimea. It is expected the participation of prominent politicians and mayors from around the world.

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

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov reported that the Kremlin had not yet read the report. State Duma Deputy from the Crimean region Ruslan Balbec described the report as «useless scrap of paper», and the Crimean authorities urged the UN to take the path of objectivity and prohibit their missions to spread unverified reports. In the OP OHCHR report, the UN called questionable and «frankly ridiculous». The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation Andrei Klishas, in turn, believes that the purpose of the report is to resume discussions on the status of Crimea.

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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