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Crimea invites UN members to discover peninsula’s actual reality

December 20, 2017, 17:17 UTC+3 SIMFEROPOL

On Tuesday, the UN General Assembly passed the Ukraine-backed resolution by a majority vote, which condemned alleged human rights violations in Crimea

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Yalta, Crimea

Yalta, Crimea

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SIMFEROPOL, December 20. /TASS/. Members of the Crimean parliament have voiced their readiness to invite their colleagues, MPs from those countries that voted in favor of the UN General Assembly (GA) resolution on Crimea, to come to the peninsula and see for themselves what the actual state of affairs there is, Chairman of the Crimean parliament Vladimir Konstantinov said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the UN General Assembly passed the Ukraine-backed resolution by a majority vote, which condemned alleged human rights violations in Crimea and Russia’s supposed "illegal" introduction of its "laws, jurisdiction and administration" on the peninsula.

"We are ready to appeal to the parliaments of the UN member states with an open suggestion to send their delegations to Crimea, because the way the Peninsula is being portrayed in the Western information realm and what things are actually like are two totally different things. We are not hiding anything from anyone," Konstantinov said.

The parliamentarian stressed that his attitude towards the approved UN resolution is "extremely negative."

"None of those who voted in favor of the resolution had ever been to Crimea. They claim that there were some detentions, violations of human rights. This is simply ridiculous. Crimea is one of the safest regions nowadays. It is in fact Ukraine, where human rights are really violated, and to such an extent, that it is being very thoroughly concealed," the politician added.

He concluded that the authors of the resolution are the "pot calling the kettle black".

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