The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine appeals to international organizations, governments and parliaments of the foreign states on condemning the occupation of Crimea and on the release of Ukrainian political prisoners
16 February 2021 19:58

APPEAL

to the United Nations, the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the BSEC Parliamentary Assembly, governments and parliaments of the world on condemning the temporary occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, violations of human rights and freedoms on the temporarily occupied territories and on the release of political prisoners - citizens of Ukraine

Noting the unwavering position of the Ukrainian state on the strict implementation of the norms and principles of the United Nations Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, Final Act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe of 1 August 1975, Memorandum on Security Assurances in connection with Ukraine’s accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons of 5 December 1994 (Budapest Memorandum), UN General Assembly Resolution №68/262 "Territorial Integrity of Ukraine" of March 27, 2014, United Nations General Assembly Resolutions "Human Rights Situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, Ukraine" from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, United Nations General Assembly resolutions "The problem of militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine), as well as parts of the Black and Azov Seas" from 2018, 2019, 2020, Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly resolutions 2028 (2015), 2067 (2015), 2112 (2016), 2132 (2016), 2133 (2016), 2198 (2018), 2231 (2018), 2259 (2019),

strongly condemning the ongoing armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which began on February 20, 2014 in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, by means of forcibly seizing a part of a sovereign territory of Ukraine by the Russian armed forces and by organizing and holding an illegal so-called «referendum» on March 16, 2014,

condemning the persecution and harassment of non-governmental organizations, citizens of Ukraine on ethnic, religious, political and other grounds in the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol conducted by the Russian Federation, its government authorities, officials and by the occupation authorities,

emphasizing the unacceptability of restricting the linguistic, religious and other rights of minorities and indigenous peoples of Ukraine, in particular the Crimean Tatar People,

emphasizing the unacceptability of the targeted policy of the occupying state on the forced imposition of Russian citizenship and the illegal conscription of Ukrainian citizens living in the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to serve in the Armed Forces and other Russian military formations, as well as on the artificial change in the demographic makeup of the population of the temporarily occupied territory,

condemning the threatening increase of the presence of military units by the occupying authorities, including offensive nuclear weapons, in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, which poses a security threat to the region and to the regions of North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean,

condemning the systematic policy of the Russian occupation administration in the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol aimed at eradicating all forms of dissent and cases of countering the ongoing occupation, including mass persecution of civil society activists, human rights advocates, journalists and lawyers,

condemning the policy of the Russian occupation administration on the illegal expropriation of property of Ukrainian citizens and state-owned property of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territories, as well as the illegal use of non-renewable natural resources in the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and the adjacent Black Sea and  the Sea of Azov,

recalling numerous resolutions, statements, demands and recommendations of international organizations and their parliamentary assemblies, including the UN General Assembly, the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the European Commission for Democracy through Law (The Venice Commission) condemning human rights violations by the Russian Federation, politically, ethnically and confessionally motivated persecution and calls on the occupying power for the immediate release of all illegally detained,

welcoming the decision of the European Court of Human Rights on the admissibility of Ukraine v. Russia № 20958/14 case (concerning Crimea) and the accession to the interstate case Ukraine v. Russia № 20958/14 (concerning Crimea) of the interstate case Ukraine v. Russia 38334/18 concerning political prisoners,

expressing gratitude to international partners for their continuous support of Ukraine in restoring territorial integrity,

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine appeals to the United Nations, the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the BSEC Parliamentary Assembly, governments and parliaments of the world to:

condemn the actions of the Russian Federation directed against the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine as such that contradict the generally accepted principles and norms of international law,

strengthen the political, diplomatic and sanction pressure on the occupying state until its complete cessation of armed aggression and restoration of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized state border,

continue the policy of non-recognition of the attempted annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol,

consolidate international cooperation in order to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including within the framework of the Ukrainian political and diplomatic initiative "Crimean Platform",

continue exercising pressure on the Russian Federation as a state that seriously violates the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Memorandum on Security Assurances in connection with Ukraine’s accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons of 5 December 1994 (Budapest Memorandum), the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe of 1 August 1975, International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination until the final return of this state to the international legal field,

use all possible international political, diplomatic and sanction mechanisms against the Russian Federation so that it immediately releases all persons, captured as a result of the ongoing armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, as well as all other citizens of Ukraine, illegally detained by the Russian Federation in the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic Crimea, the city of Sevastopol and in the territory of the Russian Federation,

counter the militarization of the Crimean Peninsula, which poses increasing security and hybrid threats to the security of a wider region – Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Azov and Black Sea region, the Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East,

demand from the Russian Federation to stop aggressive actions in the Black Sea region, the practice of blocking large areas of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov for commercial shipping under a pretext of military exercises, the practice of blocking Ukrainian ports using hybrid methods and to demand compliance with all norms and requirements of the international maritime law,

demand the Russian Federation to stop the attempts to expand its jurisdiction over nuclear facilities and infrastructure in the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, the use of captured Ukrainian defense industry enterprises, and provide clear cut assurances to the world community on non-placement of nuclear weapons and other types of weapons of mass destruction on the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories,

condemn the violation by the Russian occupation authorities of fundamental human rights and freedoms in the temporarily occupied territories,

demand from the Russian Federation to stop the forcible transfer of illegally convicted citizens of Ukraine, residing in the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, to detention facilities located in the territory of the aggressor state,

condemn the actions of the Russian Federation persecuting individuals for their views, opinions, participation in peaceful assemblies, associations, as well as violating the right to freedom of conscience and religion and demand the free development of traditions and cultural identity in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine,

demand from the Russian Federation to unequivocally implement the Order of the International Court of Justice of the United Nations of April 19, 2017 on interim measures in the "Ukraine v. Russian Federation" case concerning Russia’s violation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination of 21 December 1965 and the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism of 9 December 1999, including in particular, to lift the ban on the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and to ensure access to education in the Ukrainian language,

demand from the Russian Federation to stop deportation of civilians from the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and the relocation of citizens of the Russian Federation to the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine, which causes changes in the demographic makeup of the population of the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and Sevastopol,

demand from the Russian Federation to ensure unrestricted and proper access of established international human rights organizations to the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine in order to carry out continuous monitoring of the situation with human rights,

enforce all possible types of sanctions to individuals and legal entities, state authorities of the Russian Federation, occupation authorities of the Russian Federation involved in conducting the occupation policy in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and in systemic human rights violations,

demand from the Russian Federation the immediate cessation of systemic violations of the standards of the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict of 14 May 1954, in particular in part of the cessation of mass relocation of cultural property owned by Ukraine from the temporarily occupied territories to the Russian Federation, bring Russia to return cultural values illegally relocated to the territory of the Russian Federation.


Members of Ukrainian Parliament

Kyiv, February 16, 2021


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