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United Nations Security Council Arria-Formula meeting on Crimea - A symbolic date: Fifth anniversary of the beginning of Russia’s occupation of Crimea: A blatant violation of international law.
15 Mar 2019 -  This meeting will mark five years since the beginning of the occupation of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation. It will provide an opportunity to hear first-hand accounts from civil society and experts on the latest developments. It is also a call on the international Community to take a stand for a rules-based international order and condemn the illegal occupation of Crimea by Russia.
Welcoming remarks: Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, Ambassador Christoph Heusgen. Panel presentations:
- A representative of Ukraine.
- Mr. Alim Aliyev, Member of SOS Crimea (TBC)
- Mr. Refat Choubarov, representative of the Mejlis of Tatars of Crimea (TBC)
Discussion: statements by UN Security Council members and by invitation, Q&A.
Closing remarks. Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, Ambassador François Delattre. Organized by the Permanent Missions of Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States to the UN in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN.