Moscow, August 14 – AIF-Moscow.
British Permanent Representative to the UN Security Council Karen Pearce believes that residents of Crimea with Ukrainian citizenship are infringed on their rights. She stated this at a meeting on the issue of international humanitarian law.
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According to the deputy, a catastrophic situation with the observance of humanitarian law is observed in several regions of the world, in particular in Crimea. Pierce claims that Ukrainian residents of the peninsula "are denied basic services because they do not change their citizenship."
The permanent representative also added that things are worse in Syria: local residents have to go hungry, as representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross are not allowed to see them.
After the speech, Pierce was given the floor by Dmitry Polyansky, the acting permanent representative of Russia to the UN, RIA Novosti writes. He drew attention to the fact that in the territory of the Russian Federation, including the Crimea, there are no armed conflicts, so talk about the violation of international rights is inappropriate.
“The norms of international humanitarian law should not be an instrument of political manipulation,” Polyansky emphasized.
On the eve it was reported that Ukraine intends to organize a sensitive marine area around the Crimea.
Recall that Crimea became part of Russia in March 2014 after a referendum.