Slutsky suggested that the UN mission to help with the organization of a trip to Crimea

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Representatives of the United Nations (UN) is to go to the Crimea and to the idea of life on the Peninsula before the adoption of a draft resolution on violation of human rights in the region, said the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky, adding that he was ready to help in organizing the trip.

The third Committee of the UN General Assembly, responsible for social, humanitarian and cultural questions previously adopted a resolution on human rights violations in the Crimea. This year the number of countries voted for, was 67, against 26, abstentions became more — 82. In 2016 and 2017 for the resolution voted 70 States, against 26, abstain 77 and 76 countries, respectively. Among those who supported the initiative traditionally, most European countries and the USA.

«What can I say? Biased again, again blindly and on the basis of unsubstantiated conclusions. Before you agree with unsubstantiated accusations of Russia in all kinds of atrocities, occupation and the deterioration of human rights, representatives of United Nations, I think it would be worthwhile to go to the Crimea to see how the lives of his people, and to talk with ordinary citizens, as did before a European delegation,» said Slutsky reporters.

According to him, representatives of the UN could make an objective opinion about life on the Peninsula, and the history of similar empty resolutions would have ended forever.

«For its part, if required, ready to render any assistance to visit the Peninsula of the UN mission», — concluded the head of the Duma Committee.

Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters in 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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