MFA comments on UN Mission’s proposals to legitimize documents issued by "DPR," "LPR"

12:00, 04 March 2016
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The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said it strongly disagrees with the appeals contained in a report of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine to legitimize the documents issued by the illegal self-proclaimed occupant "authorities" of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.

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"We strongly disagree with the appeals contained in the report to legitimize the documents issued by the illegal occupant self-proclaimed "authorities" of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, the ministry said

The ministry also refused any kind of cooperation between the government of Ukraine and the militant leaders.

The Ukrainian foreign office said it also believes that "the more active use of information obtained during meetings of representatives of HRMM with participants of "civil blockade" of Crimea would more accurately assess and reflect its genuine reasons and objective course."

The MFA of Ukraine shared the conclusion outlined in the report as for the relevance of the Minsk agreements and the importance of their implementation in order to stop large-scale human rights violations.

At this, the ministry noted that it “believes that the Mission should be more precise and objective in determining the real reasons, the level of responsibility for such violations, and the exact role of the Russian Federation, the ongoing military aggression of which is clearly the root cause of this shameful phenomenon."

Read alsoUkraine calls on UN to beef up international presence in DonbasThe ministry noted that the 13th Report released by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) once again proved the mass atrocity crimes committed against Ukrainian citizens by the Russian occupation authorities in Crimea as well as the Russian military and their proxies in Donbas.

Read alsoUN Human Rights Monitoring Mission warns of re-escalation of hostilities in Donbas

As UNIAN reported earlier, on March 3 2016, OHCHR released the 13th Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine based on the findings of the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, which covers the period between Nov 16, 2015 and Feb 15, 2016.

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