#Commentary of Vladislav Berdichevsky on situation regarding draft resolutions prepared by Ukraine for consideration by United Nations
The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly supported the updated Ukrainian draft resolution on human rights in Crimea. In introducing the draft resolution, the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Sergey Kislitsa argued that the human rights situation in Crimea ʺcontinued to deteriorateʺ and that Russia, “as an occupying power, continued to flagrantly violate its obligations”.
He quoted extracts from the report of Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), according to which “murders, torture, harassment, illegal detention and abduction” were taking place in Crimea, as well as “harassment of journalists, activists and human rights defenders “.
How can we not recall the famous phrase from the novel “1984”, which shows the policy of the Ukrainian authorities! ʺAnd if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed -if all records told the same tale — then the lie passed into history and became truth…,ʺ Orwell, who did not live to see the realization of his anti-utopia, wrote.
71 countries were able to see the violation of human rights in Crimea in detention of two dozen extremists within the framework of the UN General Assembly.
The Head of the Foreign Ministry Department for Humanitarian Cooperation and Human Rights and Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law Anatoly Viktorov admitted that he could not “shake the feeling that we were in some theater of absurdity, which had no logic, but the basic idea was quite clear”. He said that the text proposed by Kiev was ʺa further attempt by Ukraine to use the subject of the promotion and protection of human rights to advance its political orientations”.
Vladislav Berdichevsky, the DPR People’s Council deputy