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Ukraine and the USA and also the UK and Estonia refused to participate in the meeting of the UN Security Council on Crimea. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the Russian permanent mission at the organization.
Representatives of the countries refused to participate in the initiated by Russia meeting on “the Arria formula” on the situation on the Peninsula.
“We regret that our Ukrainian colleagues did not dare to participate in our “Arria formula” on 21 may (although we are from meeting on 6 March did not shy). We were not only ready, but also wanted to give them a platform and a platform for dialogue with people living in the Crimea”, — have informed in the permanent representation and added that representatives from the UK, USA and Estonia also “not honored with the presence of the meeting.”
It is noted that this action violated the established countries in the security Council practice of holding such meetings and “showed a disregard for the residents of the Crimea, about whose fate they claim to care”.
Earlier, the Ambassador to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia said that the Ukrainian government in 2014, she provided an opportunity for the Crimea to join Russia.
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 these accusations.
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