OSCE PA adopts Luxembourg Declaration condemning Crimea annexation, militarization – Ukrainian MP

16:15, 08 July 2019
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"The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly has just adopted the Luxembourg Declaration with 94 votes 'for' and seven 'against.' Our resolution condemning the annexation of Crimea and the militarization of the water area of occupied Sevastopol, Crimea, the Black and Azov seas was part of the declaration," he wrote on Facebook.

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"In addition, the declaration includes the resolution submitted by Lithuania regarding the threat of Nord Stream 2. Moreover, the 24th paragraph of the report of the OSCE PA's Committee on Political Affairs and Security (the report also became part of the declaration) stipulates that it is Russia who does not comply with the Minsk agreements and called it for their implementation."

"The strange behavior of one member of the Swiss delegation, who has long been suspected of sympathizing with Russia, is connected with this 24th paragraph. She tried to remove this paragraph from the vote. But we defended it during the voting by 79 votes to 29," Vysotsky said.

According to him, Russia has once again tried to disrupt the meeting.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Member of Parliament of Ukraine Refat Chubarov on July 6 said the Committee on Political Affairs and Security of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) had approved a draft resolution on "The Militarization by the Russian Federation of the Temporarily Occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol, Ukraine, the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov." The resolution was backed by 54 members of the committee, six voted against it, and another six abstained.

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