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Kremlin blasts UN resolution on Crimea

December 20, 2017, 13:07 UTC+3

The UN General Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution on Crimea

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MOSCOW, December 20. /TASS/. The Kremlin castigated the UN General Assembly’s resolution on Crimea as erroneous, Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

"We consider the wording wrong and do not agree with it," the Kremlin spokesman said, commenting on the document.

The UN General Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution by a majority of votes denouncing the alleged human rights violations in Crimea and the alleged illegal establishment of legislation, jurisdiction and governance by the Russian Federation on the peninsula. The document that was approved by the third General Assembly committee in November branded Russia as an "occupier". 

Following a coup d’etat in Kiev in February 2014, Crimean and Sevastopol authorities decided to hold a referendum on Crimea’s reintegration with Russia. More than 80% people with the right to vote took part in the balloting that was held on March 16, 2014. The reunification with Russia was backed by 96.7% of Crimeans and 95.6% of Sevastopol residents. On March 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an agreement on the accession of Crimea and Sevastopol to the Russian Federation, and on March 21, the Federal Assembly ratified the document.

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