Contents tagged with Crimean Tartars

  • UN monitoring mission finds human rights violations in the Crimea

    On Wednesday, at the international Forum in Kyiv, Fiona Frazer, the Head of the UN Human Rights Mission to Ukraine stated that efforts are being made to suppress dissent or critical views on the peninsula, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "The trend that we have seen over the last few years shows that there are actions aimed at suppressing any dissent and critical views on the peninsula,” Frazer said. She noted that the right to worship is restricted in the Crimea, especially concerning Crimean …

  • Ankara: Turkey does not recognize the annexation of Crimea and will defend Crimean Tatars

    Turkey supports the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine's borders and will protect Crimean Tatars, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said at a joint press conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in Odessa.

     “Taking this opportunity, I want to stress once again that we support the territorial integrity and inviolability of the borders of Ukraine. We condemn the annexation of the Crimea and have never recognized it. Today we emphasized once again that we …

  • Dzhemilev: Turkey fights for the release of Ukrainian sailors detained by Russia

    Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev said in an interview with Ukrinform that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan instructed the Turkish Foreign Minister to press Russia about the recent Kerch Strait issues. 

    "Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated that President Erdogan instructed him to raise on all platforms the issue of free navigation through the Kerch Strait and the need to return our captured ships," said Dzhemilev. 

    Dzhemilev said the question about the imprisoned sailors’  …

  • Ukrainian President proposes establishing Crimean Tatar autonomy in Crimea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed his readiness to introduce to the Verkhovna Rada a draft amendment to the Ukrainian constitution granting the Crimean Tatars autonomy. He stated at a press conference in Kyiv that he has already asked to convene the Constitutional Commission to fast-track adoption by Parliament.

    "I am ready to introduce the issue of changing the Constitution regarding Crimean Tatar autonomy. I asked to convene the Constitutional Commission, to give the compromise …

  • Ukrainian President asks diplomats to prepare new UN resolution on Crimea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked Ukrainian diplomats to prepare a new resolution on the Crimea for the next session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in order to stop any speculation about the status of the peninsula, the head of the state wrote on his Facebook page.

     “Ukraine continues the struggle for the de-occupation of the Crimea, for the rights and freedom of the Crimean Tatar people. I have asked diplomats to prepare a new resolution on the Crimea for for the next session of …

  • US State Department calls on Russia to stop campaign against Crimean Tatars

    The US State Department has called on Russia to "stop the campaign against Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea", wrote US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert on her Twitter account. "Russia should end its campaign against the Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea and release all those imprisoned for opposing the occupation," the message stated.

    She also called for the release of Crimeans Rustem Vaytov, Yuri (Nuri) Primov, Ruslan Zeytullayev and Ferat Sayfullaev, who have been convicted …

  • Dzhemilev: Russia has relocated a million people to Crimea

    Russia has been settling the Crimea en masse with Russian-language citizens from different regions, stated Mustafa Dzhemilev, the President of Ukraine’s Commissioner for the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar People, in an interview with Ukrinform.

    “The enforced change of the demographics in the occupied territory, according to the Geneva Convention of 1949, belongs to the category of war crimes,” he remarked.

    This is why information on the number of settlers is “carefully concealed”, Dzhemilev …

  • PACE prepares resolution about racial discrimination of Crimean Tatars by Russia

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will prepare a report and a resolution on racial discrimination by Russia of the Crimean Tatars in the annexed peninsula, as reported by Volodymyr Ariev, head of the permanent delegation of the Ukrainian parliament in PACE, on Facebook.

    “PACE has unanimously decided that the Assembly will prepare a separate report and resolution about racial discrimination of Crimean Tatars by Russia in the Crimea. The day before yesterday the PACE Monitoring …

  • Chubarov: Crimean Tatars will boycott Russian presidential elections in Crimea

    During an interview with Channel 112, Chariman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov said that Crimean Tatars will boycott the presidential elections in Russia which will be held in the Crimea next Sunday.

    "The truth is that many people won’t come. The overwhelming majority of the Crimean Tatars will again boycott these elections," he said.

    Therefore, Chubarov asserted, propagandistic resources in the Crimea are already preparing to show the opposite picture.

    "From early …

  • Chubarov: Russia involved secret service to make Crimean Tatars vote at Russian presidential election

    The Russian Federation has involved its secret services in ensuring the participation of Crimean Tatars in voting during the Russian presidential election scheduled for March 18, 2018, as indicated by the Chairperson of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov, during an interview with the Russian service of the Voice of America.

    According to Chubarov, the pro-Russian authorities in the Crimea are trying by all means to raise the turnout at the presidential election, including …