British Permanent Representative spoke about the "desperate situation" of Ukrainians in Crimea
British Permanent Representative to the UN Karen Pearce said that Ukrainian citizens in Crimea are in a “desperate” situation and supposedly do not get access to basic social services.
“I want to draw attention to specific regions where the situation with international humanitarian law is desperate. This is Ukraine, since Ukrainian Crimean citizens are denied access to basic services because they have not changed their citizenship, ”the British diplomat said at a meeting of the UN Security Council TASS.
At the same time, the acting Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Dmitry Polyansky, commenting on the speech of the British colleague, emphasized that this information is not true.
“You apparently have some outdated information or you are poorly trained. There is no armed conflict on the territory of our country, therefore, talking about international humanitarian law in relation to our country is inappropriate, ”said the Russian diplomat.
Earlier in Ukraine, it was proposed to create a “world-wide Russian-language television channel” for “fighting for the minds of Ukrainians” in the Donbass and Crimea and “for the minds of Russians in Russia.”
Crimea became the Russian region after a referendum held in March 2014, in which most residents spoke out for reunification with Russia.