On November 12, the Ukrainian Parliament, Verkhovna Rada, approved a resolution recognising the deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944, as genocide.
245 Ukrainian MPs voted for the resolution. According to the document, May 18 will be marked as the Memorial Days for the victims of the genocide.
The explanatory note to the resolution provides information about forced evictions of more than 180 thousand Crimean Tatars directed by the Soviet Union’s State Defence Committee. As stated in the document, more than 46 % of people died during the deportation.