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.