1. UN General Assembly adopted resolution on violation of human rights in annexed Crimea. 2. Actual situation in the eastern part of Ukraine. The situation in eastern Ukraine remains unstable.
1. UN General Assembly adopted resolution on violation of human rights in annexed Crimea.
The UN General Assembly adopted a Ukrainian resolution on the human rights situation in the temporarily occupied Crimea.
The document strongly condemns human rights violations in Russian-annexed Crimea and referring to Russia as an "occupying power" there.
The measure calls for an immediate end to all rights violations, including "arbitrary detentions, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment," and demands that Russia fulfill the interim decision of the International Court of Justice on the restoration of rights and freedoms for Ukrainian citizens on the peninsula.
It urges Russia to revoke its decision declaring the Mejlis, the Crimean Tatar people's assembly, an extremist organization and banning its activities. It also called on Moscow to reverse other limitations imposed on Crimean Tatars.
The resolution also appeals to Russia to maintain the teaching of the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages in the territory.
2. Actual situation in the eastern part of Ukraine.
The situation in eastern Ukraine remains unstable.
On December 19th, the first time in many days, Ukrainian positions were shelled by the Grad Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS).
Also Russia-backed militants shelled in Luhansk and Donetsk sectors residential area with MLRS resulting in civilian casualties. At least 40 rockets hit the residential areas of Novoluhanske, Stahanova and Gorlivka wounding fourteen civilians including six senior women and a 6-year-old child.
In mentioned period militants were shelling Ukrainian troops’ positions in Kamianka, Vodiane, Pisky, Lebedynske, Verkhniotoretske, Talakivka, Maryinka, Shyrokyne, Avdiivka, Zaitseve, Novoluhanske, Krymske, Malynove, Lozove and Troitske, Taramchuk, Novotroitske and Starohnativka of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
As a result, 3 Ukrainian servicemen were killed and 5 wounded.
For all shelling Ukrainian troops responded with fire from weapons allowed under Minsk agreements.