The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted the Ukraine-sponsored decision that condemned alleged human rights violations in Crimea. The decision was supported by 63 nations and 22 opposed it, ET has learnt. In all, 85 abstained on the event.
India, in addition to Russia, was a part of the block of 22 nations that opposed the decision. China too opposed the decision. Apart from the US, a number of European states backed the decision. However, plenty of nations from throughout continents abstained from voting.
It could also be recalled that Russian President Vladimir Putin had hailed India’s place on the Crimean difficulty a couple of years again. Putin had then said in Russian Parliament that India is likely one of the nations that confirmed understanding for Russia’s function within the Ukraine disaster and the Crimean difficulty.
Wednesday’s Ukraine-sponsored decision known as on Russia “to take all measures necessary to bring an immediate end to all violations and abuses against residents of Crimea.” The decision said, “discriminatory measures and practices, arbitrary detentions and arrests, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, sexual and gender-based violence, including to compel apprehended persons to self-incriminate or ‘cooperate’ with law enforcement” amongst these abuses.
Russia’s deputy everlasting envoy to UN, Gennady Kuzmin, mentioned “the resolution co-authors had been trying to punish Crimea’s population for their free choice in favour of Russia by shedding “crocodile tears” about Crimeans.”
“The Crimean inhabitants realized the suitable to self-determination, enshrined within the UN Charter, via a free and peaceable vote that was held in accordance with all worldwide requirements,” he recalled. “Any discussions concerning the peninsula’s reunification with Russia are pointless. Russia ensures respect for human rights throughout its territory, together with Crimea,” Kuzmin underlined.
The erstwhile Soviet Union had vetoed a number of strikes made towards India in the UN Security Council on the Kashmir difficulty. Last yr, after India scrapped Article 370 to the Indian structure that prolonged particular standing to Jammu and Kashmir, Russia described the transfer as India’s inner matter.