On Tuesday, February 25, a panel discussion of the ministerial level “The Situation with Human Rights in Crimea and the Ukrainian Hostages of the Kremlin” took place at the Geneva Palace of Nations, in which Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko announced the need to create a separate international platform for discussing the Crimean issue. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During the discussion, which was organized as part of the high-level segment of the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, the heads of the foreign affairs agencies of Ukraine (Vadym Prystaiko), Latvia (Edgars Rinkēvičs), Lithuania (Linas Antanas Linkevičius) and Poland (Jacek Krzysztof Czaputowicz), as well as the former political prisoners of the Kremlin (Volodymyr Balukh and Edem Bekirov).
“The discussion showed unshakable support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, the importance of further countering the gross violation of human rights by the occupation administration of Crimea and the work to release all Ukrainian hostages held in Russian prisons for political reasons”,- the statement said.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko announced the need to create an international platform for discussing the Crimean issue.