UN rights council debates situation of minorities in Ukraine

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The situation of ethnic and linguistic minorities in Crimea, in particular Crimean Tatars, fuelled a heated debate at the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday.

On 16 March, the autonomous region of Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation.

The majority of people living in Crimea are ethnic Russians, followed by Ukrainians, the second largest group and the indigenous Crimean Tatars, who make up the smallest group in the peninsula.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

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