Union of Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians was talked about in Ichnia
On July 26, the Mejlis delegation visited the Ichnia district of the Chernihiv region and took part in the opening ceremony of a memorial stone in the Krupychpole village, symbolizing fraternal relations between Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian peoples.
The delegation included members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Riza Shevkiev, Gayana Yuksel, Eskender Bariev, Crimean Tatar historian Gulnara Abdullaeva, Ukrainian historian Andrei Ivanets and others
The delegation from Kyiv was met with three flags – Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian and Cossack – at the approach to the city. Ukrainian Cossack, the Head of the Local Cossack Community Mykola Cherep greeted the guests.
“Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians had to be together. The time will come when the Crimean Tatar people increase and grow stronger, and we will continue to be worthy allies," Riza Shevkiev said.
Kyiv delegation made the first stop in the Ichnia Administration, where the Head of the Ichnia District Council Grygoriy Gerasimenko met the guests.
The Head of the Administration briefly acquainted the audience with the history and modernity of city, its features and potential in various spheres of life.
Grygoriy Gerasimenko also told one of the legends about the name of the Ichnia. The origin of this word is not known reliably, but, according to many historical data, the local river was called Ichen, which is translated from Turkic as "watering hole
At the conference in the art school local activists told about the culture of the Crimean Tatar people and about the close relationship of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars throughout long common history.
During this conference, representatives of the Mejlis told the audience about the current situation in the occupied Crimea, violations of human rights, persecution and judicial cases of Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians.
“Our history is full of worthy examples and bright images, cultural and spiritual heritage. There were alliances, brotherhood and support in this history. Konotop battle is a bright example it, "Gayana Yuksel said.
The conference ended with the performance of Ukrainian songs.
The anthem of the Crimean Tatar people "Ant Etkenmen" sounded in the Ukrainian translation.