The Organization of the Unrepresented United Nations stated its concern for the current situation in the area of Crimea. The violent acts that led to the overthrow of the government led by Viktor Yanukovich in the Ukraine have caused significant instability in the region. Natural resources are plentiful there, and most of the gas that Russia sells in Europe flows across it.
This instability is much more visible in Crimea, a territory where there are serious conflicts among different ethnic groups. In accordance with our statutes, we support the self-determination of peoples without outside pressures, and without the implementation of the macabre game of economic and political interests that end up damaging the weakest link: Crimea’s populace.
We acknowledge the complexity of the matter and also its possible implications on the international geopolitical scene. The threat of an armed conflict involving the inhabitants of Crimea, Russians and Ukrainians, is very much latent. It is precisely because of all of this, we trust that a peace dialog, negotiation and treatment among equals will be imposed.
We would like to reiterate our full support of the inhabitants of Crimea exercising their right to self-determination, and that they should decide for themselves the best road to take in order to have a future that is more prosperous, safe and viable.
Giovanni Caporaso Gottlieb
Organizations of Unrepresented United Nations