Ukraine’s Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Alexandrovich has gone negative on the Serbia’s vote against the UN Resolutions on the human rights violations in Crimea.
“For that matter, this position can turn against Serbia and Ukraine may not recognize Kosovo part of Serbia in response. In the words of an English Proverb, Serbia has shot itself in the foot,” he said in an interview to the New Serbian Political Thought.
“There was a treaty between the United States and the USSR, according to which Yugoslavia remained a unified state. Nowadays, the treaty does not exist, and Serbia will be torn apart by the major players. It is a tragedy of your neutral policy. It is better to choose one side instead of trying to defend from all. For example, Ukraine is today reaping the fruits of its neutrality,” said the Ambassador.
As a reminder, on December 19 the UN General Assembly adopted the Resolution on the human rights situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
The document condemns the serious violations and abuses against the inhabitants of Crimea, including extrajudicial killings, kidnappings, disappearances, politically motivated criminal harassment, discrimination, intimidation, violence, torture and other violations of human rights in Crimea. The resolution calls on Russia as the occupying power to adhere to their obligations under international law and immediately release Ukrainian citizens illegally detained and sentenced without regard to the fundamental norms of Justice.
26 countries, including Serbia, voted against the document.