A particular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will likely be convened on Could 12 to debate the present Ukraine disaster, with a particular deal with the Bucha killings and the state of affairs within the metropolis of Mariupol, the physique introduced on Monday. “The transfer will ship a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who insisted at present that Russia’s conflict in Ukraine is important to defend the ‘Motherland’,” mentioned Yevheniia Filipenko, Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations.
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“Collectively, we’re sending one other message to Putin and his clique of conflict criminals; you might be remoted as by no means earlier than,” Filipenko mentioned in a video message on the Twitter deal with of the east European nation’s Everlasting Mission to the United Nations Workplace.
“We wish to see the UN take sensible steps to handle Moscow’s violation of human rights in Ukraine, and the conflict crimes which it commits every day in opposition to our individuals,” she additional mentioned.
The event got here after Kyiv requested for a unprecedented assembly of the UN’s Geneva-based high human rights physique to debate what the previous says is ‘the deteriorating human rights state of affairs in Ukraine because of the Russian aggression.’
To be able to convene a particular session, the help from as many as 16 members of the council is required. The physique has a complete of 47 member states; Emine Dzheppar, Ukraine’s first deputy minister for international affairs, mentioned 60 states (members and observers) supported Kyiv’s enchantment for a unprecedented session.
The request was backed by member states together with Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, the US, and Ukraine itself.
Among the many observers, international locations together with Canada, Colombia, Italy, Moldova, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey backed the decision.
The assembly will likely be held at 8am GMT (1:30pm IST) and aired in all six official UN languages: Arabic, Chinese language, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Russia, which invaded its neighbor on February 24, noticed its membership being suspended by the UNHRC on April 8.
(With AFP inputs)