Klimkin to Send Monitoring Group of Human Rights to Crimea

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

24th January, 2016


The head of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, on January 23rd, said that the Council of Europe and the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine intends to send the monitoring group of human rights to Crimea. Klimkin wrote about this on his Twitter.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine noted that the issue of sending the monitoring commissions was discussed with the participation of the CE Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland:

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“Working with @TJagland and his representatives over the issue of opening the Crimean monitoring mission on human rights”, — wrote Klimkin.

IA REGNUM recalls that on January 21st the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Natalia Jaresko, in comments to Reuters, said that soon the country intends to launch a new diplomatic initiative for the return of Crimea.

As was stated by Jaresko, Ukraine’s authorities agree with the fact that they lost Crimea, so in 2016 the government plans to intensify the process of return of the Crimean Peninsula.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on January 21st, created as part of his mission in Crimea, the service on the so-called de-occupation of the Peninsula. The service’s task — to work with people who have moved from “temporarily occupied territory”, and in addition to this, the organisation will develop a strategic program for the return of Crimea to the structure of Ukraine.

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