In the Federation Council responded to the adoption of the UN resolution on Crimea

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Senator from Crimea, member of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Olga Cowicide commented on the adoption by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly resolution on human rights in the Crimea, initiated by Ukraine.

Earlier, the UN adopted a resolution on human rights violations in the Crimea. The document was voted by 67 States, against — 26, 82 delegations abstained. The resolution specifically notes the «increasing pressure on communities of religious minorities, including in the form of frequent police raids, threats and harassment against supporters of the «Kiev Patriarchate», the Protestant churches, mosques and Muslim religious schools, Greek Catholics, Roman Catholics and «Jehovah’s witnesses»*. Also in the text of the document condemns the persecution of Muslims for «allegedly belonging to Islamic organizations.»

As noted by Cowicide, the resolution has significantly decreased the number of supporters.

«Seeing in the UN General Assembly system to reduce the number of supporters of the resolutions filed by Ukraine over Crimea testifies to the natural world the realization of the Crimean democratic processes and artificiality driven by Ukraine of arguments», — quotes the words of Senator RT.

According to Cowicide, the reduction in the number of countries that supported the resolution, also indicates a greater polarization of the world and the intensification of contradictions between the West and other geopolitical centers.

The Senator called the vote results signal for Kiev and its supporters about the need for an objective assessment of the situation in the Crimea. Cowicide also noted the growing trend, including among European countries, a rethinking of the Crimean events.

Crimea returned to Russia after the March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of Sevastopol residents supported accession to Russia. Crimean authorities held a referendum after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to President Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue «is closed permanently.»

*Banned in Russia organization

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