UN / UKRAINE

18-Mar-2016 00:01:54
The Ukrainian ambassador to the UN told reporters in New York “there are myriads of human rights violations” in Crimea adding that, "the ones, which were most in focus during the meeting –and this sounds crazy of course- if you are registered in Crimea you need to apply for the Russian citizenship.”. UNIFEED-UNTV
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SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 18 MARCH 2016, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations Headquarters

18 MARCH 2016, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Ukrainian ambassador walking to the stake out
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations:
“There are myriads of human rights violations. The ones, which were most in focus during the meeting –and this sounds crazy of course- if you are registered in Crimea you need to apply for the Russian citizenship. It looks like something very voluntary on the surface, but if you go deeper –and this is something which the briefers were telling to everybody – is that without having a Russian passport you cannot virtually do anything in Crimea.”
4. Med shot, Ukrainian ambassador listening to questions
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations:
“Many other things like closing down virtually all remaining Crimean and Tartars radio stations, TV stations, newspapers –even internet sites-. There are maybe one or two left newspapers which are available only in internet and only if they don’t use two words: occupation and annexation.”
6. Med shot, Ukrainian ambassador listening to questions
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations:
“Now in Crimea there’s a lot of forbidden literature. And obviously the most crying case is the intention of the Crimean authorities or Russian authorities to announce the Crimean and Tartars Madjilis as an extremist or terrorist organizations.”
8. Med shot, Ukrainian ambassador leaving
STORYLINE
The Ukrainian ambassador to the UN told reporters in New York “there are myriads of human rights violations” in Crimea.

After an Arria formula meeting held behind closed doors Friday (18 Mar), Volodymyr Yelchenko said, “the ones, which were most in focus during the meeting –and this sounds crazy of course- if you are registered in Crimea you need to apply for the Russian citizenship.”

He explained that without having a Russian passport you cannot virtually do anything in Crimea.

Asked about the freedom of the press, the Ukrainian diplomat noted the Russian authorities are “closing down virtually all remaining Crimean and Tartars radio stations, TV stations, newspapers –even internet sites-. There are maybe one or two left newspapers which are available only in internet and only if they don’t use two words: occupation and annexation.”

Yelchenko added that in Crimea there’s a lot of “forbidden literature.”

He stressed, “The most crying case is the intention of the Crimean authorities or Russian authorities to announce the Crimean and Tartars Madjilis as an extremist or terrorist organizations.”

Arria-formula meetings are very informal, confidential gatherings which enable Security Council members to have a frank and private exchange of views, within a flexible procedural framework, with persons whom the inviting member or members of the Council believe it would be beneficial to hear and/or to whom they may wish to convey a message.
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