Delegates gather at the United Nations for meeting on Russian-annexed Crimea

15:08, 18 March 2016
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Russia's illegal annexation of Ukraine's Crimea remains on the agenda at the UN with a meeting being held at Security Council headquarters in the Arria format, according to Ukraine Today.

Human rights activists and Freedom House president Mark Lagon are in attendance as is Crimean Tatar leader and member of the Ukrainian parliament Mustafa Dzhemilev, Ukraine Today reported.

"All our efforts have to be concentrated to free Crimea from occupation. To protect Ukraine's sovereignty. We're not talking about military actions, we need to increase sanctions. And we'll be speaking about this, special sanctions in response to Russia banning the Mejlis," said Mustafa Dzhemilev, Crimean Tatar leader and Ukrainian MP.

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