Yesterday, June 9, the Commissioner took part in a meeting of representatives of the Ukrainian executive bodies with members of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine which arrived to Ukraine on its first working visit.
During the meeting, the parties discussed russia's crimes in Ukraine and, in particular, the issue of linguocide committed by the russian military in our lands, which is a part of the policy of genocide against the Ukrainian people. "Our language, as a determining factor of national identity and state-building, is one of russia's main goals in this war," Taras Kremin said.
Taras Kremin informed that the Secretariat of the Commissioner continues to record discriminatory actions against the Ukrainian language by the russian military in the temporarily occupied territories. “We record the facts of lingocide in many areas, including education, culture, media, advertising, and book distribution. I hope that the systematization of these data will add new arguments to the Ukrainian side during the consideration of criminal cases in the international court in The Hague," Taras Kremin said.
The event, initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, was also attended by representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Social Policy.
To remind: on March 4, the UN Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 49/1 "Human Rights Situation in Ukraine as a Result of Russian Aggression", which established the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine. The Commission consists of three experts appointed by the Chairman of the HRC: the Chairman of the Commission Erik Mose (Norway) and two of its members - Jasminka Džumhur (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Pablo de Greiff (Colombia).