The Executive Board of UNESCO did not support Ukraine Introduced a draft decision on the situation in Crimea, said the press service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
"On October 14, during the 197th session of the Executive Board of UNESCO was Submitted by Ukraine considered a draft decision on the situation in Crimea on issues within the competence of UNESCO. After a brief discussion was held valaisiana in the present document. In the end, the authors of the decision could not gain consensus support of the UNESCO Executive Board. Again noted an increase in the number of countries that did not agree with the Ukrainian approach ", - reported in the report on the Internet office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. It is noted that " the resolution formally approved by 18 votes in favour (EU, USA, Japan and Republic of Korea), but two thirds of the membership of the Executive Board (40 out of 58 countries) in this or another form did not support the draft decision: Russia, India, China and Cuba voted against, 26 abstentions ". 10 ambassadors chose not to participate in the voting, coming from the hall. In Crimea on March 16 of last year held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. 21 March 2014 the President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia and signed the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district.