On Thursday, May 12, the UN Human Rights Council approved the resolution initiated by Ukraine Deterioration of the human rights situation in Ukraine as a result of Russian aggression.
The resolution notes support for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders. It provides for a special investigation of violations and crimes in the liberated territories of the Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy and Kharkiv regions and the preparation by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights of a report on the situation and violations of human rights in the city of Mariupol.
The UN Human Rights Council in this document also demanded from the Russian Federation to immediately cease hostilities on the territory of Ukraine.
“During the discussion before the adoption of the resolution, the speakers raised, among other things, the importance of ensuring accountability for all violations and abuses committed in Ukraine. These crimes must be brought to justice through the relevant international instruments. Russia must immediately stop the aggression, withdraw all its forces from the entire territory of Ukraine and provide international human rights and humanitarian institutions with unhindered, immediate and safe access to people displaced from the conflict-affected regions of Ukraine”,- Borys Babin, an expert of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, emphasized via his Facebook page.