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The Committee on political Affairs and security of the parliamentary Assembly (PA) of the OSCE adopted a resolution on non-recognition of Crimea as part of Russia, said a member of the Ukrainian delegation Refat Chubarov on his page on Facebook.
The author of the project was made by the MP of Ukraine Artur Gerasimov. The resolution was supported by 54 members of the Committee, voted against six people, as many abstained. “The resolution of OSCE on the Russian militarization of the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol, Ukraine the Black and Azov seas, in spite of fierce resistance and noise with the Russians, approved,” wrote Chubarov.
The document also condemned Russia’s actions in operation on detention of the Ukrainian sailors in the Kerch Strait, writes TASS.
Earlier, the delegation from Russia refused to participate in the discussion of Ukraine prepared the draft resolution of the OSCE PA in the Crimea. “We spoke, said that the document is completely biased, biased, has a pronounced anti-Russian character, in connection with which revision it is not subject, and we refused to participate in the discussion of the amendments to this document”, — said the head of the Russian delegation, state Duma Deputy Nikolai Kovalev.
Crimea became a Russian region in March 2014 after a referendum in which the overwhelming number of residents voted in support of this decision. Ukraine and Western countries consider the Peninsula annexed territory, Moscow indicates that the transition of the Crimea under its jurisdiction conform to the norms of international law.
In Russia are under investigation 24 Ukrainian servicemen (22 sailors and two officers of the security Service of Ukraine), who were detained along with three ships as a result of attempts of illegal crossing of the Russian border in the Kerch Strait in November 2018. Kiev considers them prisoners of war and demands to return to Ukraine. A similar verdict in may this year issued a UN international Tribunal on law of the sea. Moscow believes that this question is not within the jurisdiction of this court, and insists that the fate of the sailors must decide the investigation and trial in Russia.
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