We are concerned by the crackdown on the right to freedom of expression in illegally annexed Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk. The British Government provides financial support to the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, which works to report and reduce human rights violations and abuses in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. We also support the work of Global Rights Compliance, which builds the capacity and resources of human rights defenders in order to identify human rights violations in Crimea.
During my recent visit to Ukraine, I met representatives from several Crimean non-governmental organisations to discuss the challenges they face as a result of Russia's continued attacks on Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. I made clear the United Kingdom's condemnation of these attacks.