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The acting permanent representative of Russia to the UN, Dmitry Polyanskiy responded to the speech of the British colleagues of Karen Pearce about the “desperate situation” of the Ukrainians in Crimea. His words leads TASS.
Polanski was accused of representing the UK in poor preparation and the presence of outdated information. “In our country there is no armed conflict, therefore, to speak of international humanitarian law in our country is inappropriate,” he said.
The Russian representative called upon all States to comply strictly with their obligations under international law. According to him, the problem lies with the unwillingness or reluctance of the parties to implement its principles and standards into practice. “In these conditions many, depending on political preferences, the temptation to unleash a violation of one of the parties and conceal the crimes of others,” summed up Polanski.
Previously, pierce recognized the situation with Ukrainian citizens in Crimea disastrous. According to her, the Ukrainians living on the Peninsula are “desperate” because they lack access to basic social services.
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.
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