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Poroshenko on UN resolution: the international front of the de-occupation of Crimea is gaining ground
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has welcomed the adoption of a resolution of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on the violation of human rights in Crimea.

The head of state wrote about this on his Facebook page.

"I welcome the adoption of the resolution of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on the violation of human rights in Crimea. I am grateful to the true friends of the Ukrainian Crimea, including co-authors of the resolution and those who supported it with their votes. Despite Moscow's hybrid attempts to close the 'Crimean issue,' the international front of the de-occupation of Crimea is gaining ground. Despite the Kremlin's brutal repression, the human will and dignity cannot be broken. Despite frank manipulation, the crimes of the Kremlin cannot be hidden, and the international accountability for them of customers, organizers and executors cannot be avoided," Poroshenko said.

He added that the resolution was a powerful signal to the aggressor as an occupying power and that the rule of international law, truth and justice are on the side of Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry also has welcomed the UN General Assembly's support for the resolution adding that the next step that should be taken is bringing the end to the occupation of the peninsula.

“The broad support for our position on the issue of Crimea proves that the international community sent a clear signal to the Russian occupation authorities - the issue of Crimea is not closed, the world is watching the actions of the invader, and therefore those guilty of harassment and violations of the rights of Crimean residents will surely be held responsible. The aggressor state must stop the lawlessness in the territories temporarily occupied by it and ensure compliance with the international law ... The next step should be the de-occupation of the peninsula. The basis has already been laid today,” the statement reads. 

Earlier UN general assembly adopted Ukraine's resolution on Crimea urging Russia to implement the order of the International Court of Justice.

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