On June 5, #UK Foreign Office published its report on 2018 Human Rights and Democracy situation in the world.
The key messages of the FCO report regarding the human rights situation in #Ukraine’s territories temporarily occupied by #Russia:
➡️ Russia continues to commit human rights violations outside its borders, including in illegally annexed #Crimea and through support to separatists in eastern Ukraine.
➡️ Russia continues to violate the #MinskAgreements by supplying weapons and personnel to separatists and supporting the illegitimate elections in eastern Ukraine. @UN estimates that the Russian-backed conflict has resulted in thousands of deaths and 1.5 million internally displaced persons.
➡️ Ethnic minority groups, particularly Crimean Tatars, are being targeted by Russian authorities in the occupied Crimea. Russia continued to prevent the operation of the #Mejlis in violation of an order by the International Court of Justice.
➡️ The OHCHR @UNHumanRightsUkraine have reported numerous cases of human rights violations in detention centres located in the occupied areas of #Donbas and Crimea, including torture and sexual violence.
➡️ The UK Government has repeatedly called for the release of the illegally detained Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian political prisoners held by Russia. #FreeSentsov
➡️ The UK Government has supported a resolution the UN General Assembly resolution urging Russia to uphold its obligations under international law in Crimea and allow access to the peninsula for international human rights monitors.
The full report is available at http://bit.ly/2KthR13