Guarantee accountability for human rights violations


On the exchange of views between the EP's Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Interethnic relations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Pier Antonio Panzeri (Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights) and Dariusz Rosati (Chair of the EP's Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Association Committee) stated: "We discussed a wide range of issues affecting the human rights situation and challenges in the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. We expressed our firm condemnation of the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol and the occupation of some regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, in breach of international law and of Russia's commitments and obligations under its membership of international organizations..."