On 27 March 2014, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution A / RES / 68/262 «Territorial Integrity of Ukraine», which reaffirmed the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, emphasizing the illegitimacy of the so-called «all-Crimean referendum», which was organized on 16 March 2014 by the Russian occupation authorities. Moreover, in paragraph 6 of this document, the Assembly called on States, international organizations and specialized agencies not to recognize any alteration of the status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol on the basis of the above-mentioned referendum and to refrain from any action or dealing that might be interpreted as recognizing any such altered status. Thus, the UN General Assembly introduced a «policy of non-recognition» in relation to the Russian-occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
The call not to recognize the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, condemning Russia's failure to fulfill its international obligations as an occupying power, including systemic violations of fundamental human rights and freedoms and militarization of the peninsula, was consistently reaffirmed in the following UN GA resolutions:
- Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine) (A/RES/71/205 of 19.12.2016, A/RES/72/190 of 19.12.2017, A/RES/73/263 of 22.12.2018, A/RES/74/168 of 18.12.2019, A/RES/75/192 of 16.12.2020;
- Problem of the militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, as well as parts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov (A/RES/73/194 of 17.12.2018, A/RES/74/17 dated 09.12.2019, A/RES/75/29 dated 9.12.2020.