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    On Friday, May 18, a rally in memory of the victims of the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people took place on Sofiyivska Square in Kyiv
    On Friday, May 18, a rally in memory of the victims of the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people took place on Sofiyivska Square in Kyiv
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    Before the beginning of the mourning rally participants traditionally performed the anthems of Ukraine and the Crimean Tatar people
    Before the beginning of the mourning rally participants traditionally performed the anthems of Ukraine and the Crimean Tatar people
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    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed the audience. He noted that the pain of the Crimean Tatar people is a pain of all Ukrainians
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed the audience. He noted that the pain of the Crimean Tatar people is a pain of all Ukrainians
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    The head of state also announced the creation of the Crimean Tatar autonomy and the right of the Crimean Tatars to self-determination within a single Ukraine. He added that the working group had already prepared amendments to Section X of the Constitution
    The head of state also announced the creation of the Crimean Tatar autonomy and the right of the Crimean Tatars to self-determination within a single Ukraine. He added that the working group had already prepared amendments to Section X of the Constitution
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    Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov, in turn, noted that the Crimean Tatar autonomy is a step towards the de-occupation of the Crimea. Chubarov told about thousands of dead and broken fates of the Crimean Tatars during the de
    Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov, in turn, noted that the Crimean Tatar autonomy is a step towards the de-occupation of the Crimea. Chubarov told about thousands of dead and broken fates of the Crimean Tatars during the de
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    The event was attended by the  representatives of the clergy
    The event was attended by the representatives of the clergy
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    Minister of Culture of Ukraine Yevhen Nishchuk attended the meeting as well
    Minister of Culture of Ukraine Yevhen Nishchuk attended the meeting as well
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    Before the participants of the memorable event, the US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Jovanovic
    Before the participants of the memorable event, the US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Jovanovic
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    Among the participants of the event was the Ambassador of Turkey to Ukraine Yönet Can Tezel, who in his speech expressed support to the Crimean Tatar people
    Among the participants of the event was the Ambassador of Turkey to Ukraine Yönet Can Tezel, who in his speech expressed support to the Crimean Tatar people
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    In the first years after the deportation, about 30 thousand people died. The Crimean Tatar people were allowed to return to their homeland only in 1989
    In the first years after the deportation, about 30 thousand people died. The Crimean Tatar people were allowed to return to their homeland only in 1989
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    Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov also attended the event
    Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov also attended the event
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    The orchestra performance divided the official part of the event and the rally in memory of the victims of deportation
    The orchestra performance divided the official part of the event and the rally in memory of the victims of deportation
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    Chairman of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center Eskender Bariev opened a memorial rally in Kyiv
    Chairman of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center Eskender Bariev opened a memorial rally in Kyiv
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    On November 12, 2015, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a decree recognizing deportation of the Crimean Tatars of 1944 as the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people. And the day when it began - May 18 - as Day of memory for victims of deportation of the Crimean Ta
    On November 12, 2015, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a decree recognizing deportation of the Crimean Tatars of 1944 as the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people. And the day when it began - May 18 - as Day of memory for victims of deportation of the Crimean Ta
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    Mufti of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of Ukraine "Ummah" Said Ismagilov addressed the participants of the event
    Mufti of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of Ukraine "Ummah" Said Ismagilov addressed the participants of the event
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    Mufti of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Aider Rustemov read the duo in memory of the victims of deportation of the Crimean Tatar people
    Mufti of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Aider Rustemov read the duo in memory of the victims of deportation of the Crimean Tatar people
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    Ukrainian singer of the Crimean Tatar origin Jamala was among the participants of the rally
    Ukrainian singer of the Crimean Tatar origin Jamala was among the participants of the rally
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    At the rally were also people in T-shirts in support of Ukrainian political prisoners
    At the rally were also people in T-shirts in support of Ukrainian political prisoners
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    The event was attended by a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Riza Shevkiev and a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, the director of the news agency QHA ("Crimean News") and Radio Hayat Gayana Yuksel
    The event was attended by a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Riza Shevkiev and a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, the director of the news agency QHA ("Crimean News") and Radio Hayat Gayana Yuksel
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    Public figures came to commemorate the victims of deportation of 1944
    Public figures came to commemorate the victims of deportation of 1944
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    At the end of the rally, the feature film "Haytarma" by the Ukrainian director of the Crimean Tatar origin Akhtem Seitablayev was shown to the public
    At the end of the rally, the feature film "Haytarma" by the Ukrainian director of the Crimean Tatar origin Akhtem Seitablayev was shown to the public
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