Russia blatantly ignores international obligations. Foreign Ministry reacted to the UN report on torture in Crimea

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine responded to the report of the office of the UN high Commissioner for human rights on human rights in the occupied Crimea.

This is stated in the statement of diplomats.

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“The scale of internationally wrongful acts and offenses committed by the Russian occupation authorities in Crimea testifies to the bold disregard by Russia of its international legal obligations arising from the Hague and Geneva conventions. But frankly criminal offences committed by the occupying authorities in the Crimea against Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians and all those who continue to speak boldly against the Russian occupation, are specific cases of illegal detention, forced disappearances and abductions, extrajudicial executions and other violations of fundamental human rights and freedoms”, – said the Minister.

Diplomats stressed that the report is the first step towards systematic implementation of the provisions of GA resolutions, which confirm the territorial integrity of Ukraine and condemning Russian occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol.

The foreign Ministry noted that the Russian Federation again ignored the UN mandate, so that the observers were not able to directly visit the occupied territory of the Peninsula.

“We expect the international community to the continuation of the system pressure on the Russian Federation to stop violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in illegally occupied Crimea, and the de-occupation of the Peninsula”, – added the foreign Ministry.

We will remind, in the UN report says that the Russian Federal security service had used torture to detainees in the occupied Crimea. The FSB made the Pro-Ukrainian activists to confess to committing crimes related to terrorism, using torture with elements of sexual violence. The victims were kept incommunicado and correspondence, bound, blindfolded, they were beaten, forced to strip naked, subjected to electric shocks by putting electric wires to the genitals, threatened to sexually assault a soldering iron and a wooden stick.

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