EU Spokesperson: “EU expects all illegally detained Ukrainians to be released without delay” in Crimea

13-06-2019
Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

On 13 June, the EU Spokesperson Maja Kocijančič said on her Twitter page that the EU expects all illegally detained Ukrainians to be released without delay. The Spokesperson was reacting to the “reports of another round of searches and arrests of Crimean Tatars by Russia in the illegally annexed Peninsula”.

The EU has been regularly reacting to human rights violations against and the illegal detention of Crimean Tatars by the Russian Federation.

In a statement made on 1 April, the EU said it expects the Russian Federation to end these practices and to take all necessary steps to ensure that human rights and fundamental freedoms can be exercised by all persons in Crimea, without discrimination on any grounds.

The EU continues to reiterate that it “does not recognise the enforcement of Russian legislation in Crimea and Sevastopol and expects all illegally detained Ukrainians to be released without delay”.

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Statement on Twitter page of EU Spokesperson Maja Kocijančič

EU statement on human rights violations against and the illegal detention of Crimean Tatars by the Russian Federation (1 April 2019)