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 Committee voted for the need to prepare this resolution,” he wrote.
Ariev also said that at the April session of PACE there may be separate debates about the poisoning of former intelligence Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, Great Britian, as well as illegal elections in the annexed Crimea.
Since Russian annexed Crimea, mass searches of independent reporters, civil activists, activists of the Crimean Tatar national movement, members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, and Crimean Muslims suspected of links with the banned organization Hizb ut-Tahrir in Ukraine have increased.