Russia ignores UN ICJ's call to implement Minsk deal – Ukraine's MFA

17:55, 21 June 2017
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Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Serhiy Kyslytsya says that Russia ignores the appeal of the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

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"Russia ignores any call to implement Minsk agreements including those made by Int'l Court of Justice in its Order in Ukraine vs Russia case," Kyslytsya wrote on Twitter.

Moreover, he says that Russia is sabotaging the implementation of the UN GA Resolution 71/205 "Situation of human rights in Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine).

Read alsoEU sanctions over occupied Crimea, Sevastopol extended for another 12 monthsAs UNIAN reported earlier, on April 19, the UN International Court of Justice in its decision on temporary measures against Russia called on Kyiv and Moscow to implement the Minsk agreements.

On December 19, 2016, the UN General Assembly supported the resolution regarding the human rights violations by Russia in illegally occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Read alsoWhy Russia is changing ethnic composition of CrimeaAccording to the document, Russia must immediately stop the violation of human rights in Crimea, discriminatory measures and practices, unreasonable detention, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, as well as abolish all discriminatory legislation.

The UN members also called on the Russian Federation to immediately release Ukrainian citizens who had been illegally detained and convicted without taking into account the elementary norms of administration of justice, as well as those who had been transferred through internationally recognized borders from Crimea to Russia.

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