Constant monitoring of Russia’s human rights violations in occupied territories urgently needed – Zhovkva.

Constant monitoring of Russia's violations of human rights in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and in Crimea is urgently needed.

Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva said this at a meeting with Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović, who is in Ukraine with a contact mission, Ukrinform reports with reference to the press service of the head of state.

Zhovkva stressed that ensuring human rights remains a key priority for the Ukrainian state. In this context, he informed the interlocutor about the National Human Rights Strategy and the Strategy for De-occupation and Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol, approved by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on March 24, 2021. These strategies provide for the broad involvement of international human rights mechanisms in the protection of human rights and freedoms in the temporarily occupied territory.

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