The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has affirmed Crimea’s status as part of Ukraine.
Ukrainian deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Kyslytsya announced on Twitter Thursday that “UNESCO has confirmed that Crimea belongs to Ukraine irrespective of what Russia says and how [it] tries to bluff its way [through the Russian-Ukrainian crisis].”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that UNESCO’s Executive Board convened Thursday, voting overwhelmingly in favor of recognizing Crimea as part of Ukraine. Three out of the 25 member countries voted against.
— MFA of Ukraine (@MFA_Ukraine) October 23, 2014