Lithuania draws attention to human rights violations in East Ukraine at UN Security Council
Sunday, August 10, 2014
On Friday, at the meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York, initiated by Lithuania, human rights situation in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea were discussed. Lithuania stressed the importance of further monitoring of human rights in Ukrainian regions.
Lithuania and the like-minded countries at the UN Security Council have blocked Russia's attempt to "push through" a statement accusing Ukraine and suppressing information on the responsibility of pro-Russian separatists, Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday.
Lithuania's Foreign Ministry stated Wednesday that it objected to the Russian report at the United Nations (UN) Security Council, as it berated Ukraine for the MH17 crash but did not mention the actions of Moscow-supported separatists.
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