In the very same statement, Minister Freeland also specifically raised the issue of OSCE access to Crimea specifically to monitor the human rights violations. There is no access at the moment. Recently, in the last two weeks, the Council of Europe passed a very important resolution on Crimea, which provides very important legal guidelines on how we should read the situation. I strongly encourage you to look into this very important piece of legislation.
The Council of Europe specifically mentioned that we badly need access for human rights monitoring groups in Crimea. We hear absolutely terrible stories every day about people who are missing, people who are under repression: Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians, and different religious representatives. We badly need access into the peninsula for human rights monitoring groups. Russia, as an occupying power, is responsible for this territory and for maintaining basic human rights there, so I encourage all of us to work together so we can ensure the success of human rights monitoring groups.
Thanks for raising this issue.