Ukrainian President promised to submit to the Parliament a draft law on Crimean Tatar autonomy

On August 8th, President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with the leader of Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov, the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, according to the website of the Mejlis.

“When discussing a number of issues regarding amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine announced that he expects the Constitutional Commission to draft amendments and supplements to Section X of the Constitution of Ukraine on Autonomous Republic of Crimea and to submit it to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in September of this year,” the message reads.

In addition, Dzhemilev and Chubarov raised an issue of poor work of the presidential office in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, temporarily located in Kherson. Earlier, the Crimean Tatars blocked the office building in Kherson, accusing its head Natalia Popovich of inaction.

Poroshenko promised several times to prepare amendments to the Constitution regarding the creation of the Crimean Tatar autonomy. In September last year, the Rada approved recommendations to the President regarding the Crimean Tatar Autonomous Republic which should appear in the Constitution instead of the section regarding the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

  Poroshenko, Crimean Tatars, Crimea, Constitution