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  • Comment of Ukraine's Foreign Ministry regarding unlawful actions of Russia in relation to citizen of Ukraine Asan Chapuch
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, posted 20 September 2018 17:35

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses deep  concern over significant health condition deterioration of the Ukrainian  citizen Asan Chapukh, who has been illegally detained on politically  motivated charges on the temporarily occupied territory of the  Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and who has announced a hunger strike in  protest against this arbitrariness. 

    The rejection of the Russian occupation administration to  provide medical assistance to Asan Chapuch is another example of  tortures. We express the resolute protest over actions of the Russian  occupation regime that continues to strengthen repressions and ignores  its obligations of an occupant state.

    We demand from the Kremlin regime to release immediately Asan Chapuch  and over 70 citizens of Ukraine, who are prosecuted on politically  motivated charges on the territory of Russia and on the territory of the  Crimea occupied by it. 

    We stress once again that Russia must end the illegal occupation of  the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and  implement to their full the resolutions of the UN General Assembly  “Territorial integrity of Ukraine” of 27 March 2014, “Situation of human  rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol  (Ukraine)" of 19 December 2016 and of 19 December 2017 as well as the  order of the International Court of Justice regarding provisional  measures in the in the case of Ukraine vs Russia regarding the  application  of the International Convention on the Elimination of All  Forms of Racial Discrimination. In particular, it concerns the  resumption of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People activities.

    We call on the international community to strengthen the  politico-diplomatic and sanction pressure on the aggressor state with  the aim to release the illegally prosecuted citizens of Ukraine by  Russia.