Crimean Tatar ornament Ornek meets all the criteria for inclusion in the UNESCO registry, the Minister of Culture of Ukraine Yevhen Nyshchuk stated at a press conference in Kyiv on March 6.

“In future, the nomination dossier on the inclusion of a specific element in UNESCO's world heritage is automatically prepared on those objects and those elements of the intangible heritage that are in the register of the national heritage of Ukraine. In a year we will be able to file a dossier of the Crimean Tatar ornament Ornek to include it in UNESCO. Because it fully meets these conditions, has an ancient history, has been actively used since the 15th century,” the Minister of Culture Yevhen Nyshchuk said.

The minister also stressed that attention to the ornament in the mainland Ukraine can help preserve the Crimean Tatar culture in the annexed Crimea.

"Some of the masters remain in the Crimea, in danger, with greater risks for themselves, and someone moved to the mainland, and, in fact, we need to create all the conditions and opportunities for the diverse cultural development of the indigenous population of the Crimea," Nyshchuk told QHA.

Earlier QHA reported that the Crimean Tatar ornament Ornek was recognized as the cultural heritage of Ukraine.