Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said that Kiev is preparing documents to appeal to the European Union with a request to apply new sanctions against Russia, believing that the Russian Federation violates human rights in Crimea, writes TASS.
The head of the department recalled that last year he called on the EU to apply the mechanism of sanctions responses to violations of human rights in Crimea.
“We will consistently insist that sanctions should be imposed for such human rights violations. Today I will sign these documents and we will address the European Union with such a request, ”he stressed.
He also said that the issue of the situation in Crimea will be brought up at a meeting of the UN General Assembly on February 23, during which a report on the situation in Donbass and the peninsula will be presented.
Earlier, the Verkhovna Rada demanded that the UN, the European Parliament, OSCE, NATO and other international structures increase pressure on Russia, as well as continue the policy of non-recognition of Crimea and Sevastopol as a Russian subject of the Russian Federation.
Recall that Crimea became part of Russia in 2014 after a referendum. Some foreign countries still do not recognize this region as part of Russia. In particular, Ukraine considers it “temporarily occupied territory”. The Russian authorities have repeatedly said that the question of ownership of the peninsula is closed.