Contents tagged with Crimean Tartars

  • Ankara: Turkey will stand up for the rights of Crimean residents

    Turkey will stand for the rights of Crimea’s residents and the Crimean Tatars, stated Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yıldız at a conference dedicated to the reforms in Ukraine, Anadolu news agency reports.

    Yıldız expressed confidence that despite the tense situation in the Crimea and the Donbas, Ukraine will become stronger. He also emphasized the significance of implementing the Minsk agreements.

    “This agreement, despite the discontent over the process of its implementation, still …

  • Ukraine: Crimean Tatar leader Chiygoz’s prolonged incarceration is further evidence of existing injustice in Crimea

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry believes that the extension of the arrest of Akhtem Chiygoz, one of the leaders of the Crimean Tatar movement, until October 8, is further evidence of injustice in the annexed Crime, as stated by Mariana Betsa, official spokesperson for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, in a comment for Krym Realii.

    “The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry decisively condemns the occupation authorities of the Crimea for extending the preventive measures with respect to the detention of …

  • Crimean Tatar leader: Sanctions against Russia should remain in place until they completely withdraw from the Crimea

    The leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev expressed hope that the European Union would continue a consistent policy towards the Crimea and that the sanctions would remain in effect until it is completely de-occupied.

    "Sanctions are the main thing for “de-occupation.” The European Union’s decision is very motivating because in the Crimea, repression has intensified against citizens who remain faithful to their state. I hope that these sanctions will continue until the complete …

  • Representative of Crimean Tatars said Russia is trying to conceal human rights violations in the Crimea

    Russian authorities are attempting to hide incidents of human rights violations in the Crimea but their attempts have so far been unsuccessful. This opinion was expressed by a member of the Mejlis, Eskender Bariev, live on Radio Krym.Realii on June 14.

    He noted that despite Russia's attempts to demonstrate prosperity in the Crimea, the Mejlis have collected facts that prove the violation of collective rights of Crimean Tatars on the peninsula. Bariev went on at length to explain the situation: …

  • Chubarov insists that Russia has increased persecution of Crimean Tatars

    Despite the judgment of the UN International Court of Justice on the renewal of Mejlis activity in the annexed Crimea, Russia has increased repressions against Crimean Tatars, according to Crimean Tatar leader Refat Chubarov.

    “[The repressions] remain systematic and are increasing. There is no evidence that the occupiers will with any regard for the UN judgment. This is a paradox concerning the UN International Court of Justice. Russia can’t help but to carry out the judgment. Not only was it …

  • Leader of the Crimean Tatars: The Crimea will return to Ukraine within our lifetime

    Refat Chubarov, Member of Parliament and the Speaker of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, believes that the Crimea will return to Ukraine during the lifetime of the present generation.

    "I always say very confidently here: it will happen much sooner than the Kremlin would like. It will be within our lifetime. We will return to the Crimea; it cannot be otherwise," he said in an interview with Apostrophe news website.However, he believes that it will happen as a result of diplomatic, rather …

  • Leader of the Justice civil-political movement: Crimea was lost because Tatars were unrepresented in Kyiv

    The leader of the Justice civil-political movement, Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, believes that the Crimea was lost because of a systemic mistake made by Ukrainian authorities.

    "The key mistake of all Ukrainian branches of power, including the President, was that the representatives of the Crimean Tatar people were almost completely unrepresented in the Ukrainian authority structure, both in Ukraine, and in the Crimea. This includes the government, courts, law enforcement agencies, and in particular, …

  • Kyiv began searching for Stalin’s and Beria’s accomplices in the deportation of Crimean Tatars during World War 2

    The Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office for Crimean Affairs in Kyiv stated that it had gathered evidence of the involvement of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and People's Commissar of the Interior Affairs of the USSR Lavrentiy Beria in the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people and representatives of other national groups from the Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in 1944. A corresponding message was published on the official website of the Ukrainian supervisory authority.

    As the Prosecutor …

  • Poroshenko is ready to propose changes to Ukraine's constitution concerning Crimean Tatar autonomy

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, is ready to propose changes to the Constitution of Ukraine that concern granting the Crimean Tatars autonomy in the Crimea.

    "I am ready to introduce several amendments to the Constitution, including those regarding the issue of Crimean Tatar autonomy. The format of this autonomy will be proposed to me by the Constitutional Commission, with the participation of representatives of the Crimean Tatar people," Petro Poroshenko said at a press conference …

  • Canada says that sanctions against Russia must be maintained

    Canada strongly condemns the “illegal annexation” of Crimea by Russia and stresses the importance of maintaining international pressure on Moscow and keeping sanctions in place “until Russian respects international law and Ukraine’s sovereignty.” This was stated by Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

    “Today is the three year anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea. We strongly condemn the violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine…Canada …