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HRC46: Denmark remains deeply concerned about the human rights situation in the conflict-affected areas of Ukraine that are not controlled by the government

UN Human Rights Council 
Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner on the findings of OHCR report on the situation of human rights in Ukraine

22 March 2021

Intervention by Denmark 

Denmark aligns itself with the statement made by the EU. 
We remain deeply concerned about the human rights situation in the conflict-affected areas of Ukraine that are not controlled by the government, and which has been exacerbated by COVID-19. The civilian population suffers from ill-treatment by law enforcement officials and restrictions on human rights and fundamental freedoms, such as the freedom of movement. 
Only the full implementation of the Minsk agreement can solve the conflict. Russia has a special responsibility in this regard. We welcome the ceasefire from last year.
Denmark reiterates its unwavering support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and denounces the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia, which has caused grave human rights violations. We call for the free and unhindered access of international human rights observers and monitors throughout Ukraine.
Madame High Commissioner, could you elaborate on the effects of the continued restrictions on OHCHR’s access to places of detention in territories not controlled by the Government of Ukraine? 
Thank you.