SIMFEROPOL, March 22, /ITAR-TASS/. The answer will shortly be given to the United Nations offer to open its mission for monitoring human rights observance in Simferopol, First Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Rustam Temirgaliyev told reporters after his meeting with UN Assistant Secretary-General Ivan Simonovic.
“The matter is being considered,” Temirgaliyev said.
“As to the proposal to open a monitoring mission in the Republic of Crimea, we have told the high [UN] representative that the appropriate answer will be given shortly in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, with Russian laws,” the first deputy premier of the Crimean government said.
Temirgaliyev stressed that the authorities were interested in most effective, open and democratic investigation of all possible facts of violence on Crimean territory “if such facts did take place and were documented.”
Simonovic, in his turn, said that the UN would wish to open a mission for human rights monitoring in Simferopol.