G7 countries condemn Russia's violation of human rights in the occupied Crimea, especially those of Crimean Tatars

G7 countries condemn Russia's violation of human rights in the occupied Crimea, especially those of Crimean Tatars - фото 1
The Foreign Ministers of the group of seven countries expressed strong support for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine.

According to Hromadske, this is referred to in a joint statement published on the website of the British government on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of the attempted annexation of Crimea by Russia:

"Today, seven years after Russia's attempted illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, we reaffirm our unwavering support and commitment to the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders."

The foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union also added that they are united in their condemnation of Russia's further actions to undermine Ukraine's sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence.

"We condemn Russia's violation of human rights on the peninsula, especially of the Crimean Tatars. We call on Russia to respect its international obligations, allow access to international observers, and immediately release all those unjustly detained. We welcome Ukraine's initiative to create an international Crimean platform to consolidate the efforts of the international community in Crimea," the statement reads.

It is noted that the foreign ministers of the group of seven countries also strongly oppose Russia's continued destabilization of Ukraine, especially against Russian actions in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, ignoring the obligations assumed under the Minsk agreements:

"Full implementation of the Minsk agreements is the way to achieve peace. Russia is a party to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, not a mediator."