December 18, 2023, 15:43

Ukraine will propose to the EU sanctions over the occupiers persecuting Ukrainian human rights defenders in Crimea

Ukraine will put the issue of persecution of Ukrainian lawyers in the occupied peninsula on the table at the annual round of EU-Ukraine talks on Crimea, as early as next 2024. In particular, Ukraine will raise the issue of imposing sanctions targeting those who persecute human rights defenders.

Vitaliy Secretar, First Deputy Head of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, made this statement during an event at the country’s main discussion platform BrainHub at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

“These are annual rounds that take place either in Brussels or online, depending on the country and the world situation overview. We will keep you posted with updates, and for the next year, for the next meeting, which will be held at the beginning of the year, we have planned to bring it (the issue of persecution of lawyers in Crimea – ed.) to the discussion and present to the European Union the initiated set of sanctions against those who persecute human rights defenders in Crimea,” he said.

BrainHub is the country’s main discussion platform created by the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform. It brings together experts from the state and civil society sectors. BrainHub hosts intellectual discussions around the issues of the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine. It’s the birthplace of the best ideas that will become the foundation for the road map of Ukraine’s reconstruction in all sectors: economy, infrastructure, education, agriculture, security, digital, etc.

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