"The land and the sea should burn under Russia's feet": Gerashchenko on potential UN resolutions on Ukraine

21:25, 25 October 2018
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The Ukrainian side is actively working to ensure that during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly two extremely important resolutions are adopted related to the Russian aggression against Ukraine, according to First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's representative to the humanitarian subgroup of the Tripartite contact group on Donbas settlement, Iryna Gerashchenko.

On Thursday, she is set to speak for Ukraine at the UN open debates.

She earlier discussed coordination of efforts to combat Russian aggression with the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, Volodymyr Yelchenko.

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“Ukrainian diplomats are actively working to ensure that during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly two important resolutions are adopted. The first one is about the violation of human rights in the occupied Crimea. Already in November, the draft resolution will be considered at the third UN committee and in December, it will be voted at the General Assembly,” Gerashchenko said.

The second resolution, which should be adopted at the current session, concerns the militarization of the occupied Crimea and the Sea of Azov. “Today, the resolution on the Sea of Azov was voted by the European Parliament. The next resolution should be adopted by the UN General Assembly. "The land and the sea should burn under Russia's feet,” Gerashchenko said.

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