On 2 September 2016 Yurii Klymenko, the Permanent Representative of Ukraine in Geneva met with Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The topical issues of the cooperation between Ukraine and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) were discussed, in particular in the context of the activity of the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU) and the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to be held in Geneva from 13 to 30 September this year. In this connection, due attention was paid to the upcoming interactive dialogue based on the 15th OHCHR report on the human rights situation in Ukraine to be held on 27 September pursuant to the HRC resolution 32/29 in the framework of the abovementioned session.
The sides agreed that recent extension of the mandate of the HRMMU for another 6 months is the proof of the Ukrainian Government’s disposition to continue tight cooperation.
The issue of the High Commissioner's visit to Ukraine was also discussed.
The Permanent Representative called on the High Commissioner to properly react on politically motivated persecution of Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people I.Umerov, and use of the methods of "punitive psychiatry" against him by the occupation authorities of the Russian Federation. The Ukrainian side has been informed that the OHCHR is keeping the case in the focus of its attention.