"Procedural win": UNGA includes situation in occupied Donbas, Crimea on agenda of the "high-level week"
The United Nations General Assembly included an item on the situation in the occupied Ukrainian territories on the agenda of the plenary week at the level of heads of state and government, which will begin on Sept 23, that's according to a representative of Ukraine's Permanent Mission to the UN, Oleg Nikolenko.
"A minor but procedural win. Today, the UN General Assembly by voting approved the procedural decision to include the item 'The situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine' on the agenda of its next session," Nikolenko wrote on Facebook on Monday.
Nikolenko also noted that 65 votes were cast in support of the decision and 17 – against it. He recalled that the new, 74th session begins tomorrow, Sept 17.
"The inclusion of the item will allow Ukraine and the international community to keep abreast of the developments in Donbas and Crimea, discuss problem issues point-to-point, and initiate resolutions in support of efforts toward a peaceful settlement," Nikolenko emphasized.
He added that the Ukrainian side is preparing for a high-level week at the UN General Assembly on Sept 23-27.