Our Association gave special submission to the UN Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, Ms. Yuefen Li, devoted to the urgent issues of the for the Expert’s report regarding international debt architecture reform and human rights at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.

Our submission was devoted to the situation on impact of the debts of the the AR Crimea on the Crimean residents’ human rights’ realisation. It deals with the issues of non-effective humanitarian, financial, industial, environmental and social policy of the Russia’s de-facto “authorities” in the Crimea since 2014. We informed the Expert on situation of the plundering by the Russia’s de-facto authorities in the Crimea the costs, 133 millions UAH, that were borrowed by the AR of Crimea in 2011 for realization the innovative environmental project in the field of collection and processing of solid household waste in the city of Simferopol and the Simferopol region. This project was blocked by Russian aggression since 2014 and it respectively was not realized. Current absence of the modern solid household waste plant makes now a strong negative impact on rights of Crimean residents to the safe environment and to the sustainable development.

We proved in our submission that exactly the head “officers” of Russia’s “government” in the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov and Larisa Opanasyuk, done the abovementioned plundering of the 133 millions UAH in 2017-2018. As we pointed to the UN Expert, therefore, the Russia State and so called “Republic of Crimea”, controlled by it, are not the successors of the AR of Crimea. But as the AR of Crimea as the legal person is now under full control of Russian invaders, so exactly they are responsible for all the debts of the AR of Crimea. After the de-occupation of Crimea, all debts of the AR of Crimea will have to be repaid to the Ukrainian creditors.