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The failure of Kiev to participate in the initiated by Russia meeting of the UN security Council through the “Arria formula” on the situation in the Crimea, called hypocrisy. So the actions of the Ukrainian side, said the head of the Ukrainian community of the Peninsula Anastasia Gridchina, said on Saturday, may 23, RIA Novosti.
“Ukraine does not want the truth about the life of the Crimeans, they need the financial and political benefit,” she said, noting that he sees Kiev’s decision surprising.
Gridchina urged the Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky completely renew the diplomatic corps, gaining diplomats from all over the country.
“He needed professionals who will defend the interests of Ukraine, not the memory of their grandfathers German policemen,” — said the head of the Ukrainian community of Crimea.
Earlier, on 23 may it was reported that Ukraine and the USA and also the UK and Estonia refused to participate in the meeting of the UN security Council on Crimea. In the Russian permanent mission to the organization responded by saying that with this step, these countries violated the established in security Council practice of holding such meetings and “showed a disregard for the residents of the Crimea, about whose fate they claim to care”.
Crimea became part of Russia in 2014, after a referendum in which the majority of respondents supported this decision. In the same year, the United States, European Union and some other countries have introduced sanctions against Russia due to the annexation of the Peninsula. Kiev considers the territory annexed and accuses Moscow of violating the rights of the Crimean Tatars. Russian authorities deny all charges.
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