Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky condemned the U.N.’s inaction over Russia’s occupation of Crimea in a virtual speech on Wednesday at the U.N.’s 75th annual General Assembly.
“In Crimea, human rights are flagrantly violated … persecutions of Ukrainians and [ethnic] Crimean Tatars are taking place,” Zelensky alleged.
A 2015 ceasefire ended major combat between the two sides, but sporadic fighting in the east continues.
To achieve these aims, the president said he called for “support of the renewed resolution situation with human rights in the autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, that will be submitted to the general assembly by the end of this year.”
Sevastopol is Crimea’s largest city and a major Black Sea port.