The Crimean Parliament has adopted a decree on ‘Guarantee of restoration the rights of Crimean Tatars and their integration to Crimean society ’.

The document was adopted during an extraordinary session of Parliament.

Total of 81 out of 100 members of the Parliament voted for the decision.

 “Aware of the tragic fate of the Crimean Tatar people in the twentieth century, we recognize their return and settlement in their historical homeland as act of justice. In order to contribute to the restoration of rights of Crimean Tatar people Crimean Parliament adopted a decree on Guarantee of restoration the rights of Crimean Tatars and their integration to Crimean society”- read the statement.

Speaker of Crimean Parliament Vladimir Konstantinov noted, this decree is ‘historical’, adding that Crimean Tatar people waited for such a decree for 70 years.

“Neither Soviet Union nor Independent Ukraine offered Crimean Tatar people so much. This is what Crimean Tatars have struggled for. It will make all the residents of Crimea feel safe and comfortable on our Crimean land”- Konstantinov stressed.

Among the main points of the decree there are:

Declare Crimean Tatar language official in Crimea along with Ukrainian and Russian languages;

Guarantee that Crimean Tatars will represent %20 in Crimean Parliament;

Declare Qurultay as national congress, the supreme representative plenipotentiary body of the Crimean Tatar people;

Settlement of Crimean Tatar issues, among them legal, financial and land issues;

Realization of the rights and interests of the Crimean Tatar people in cultural sphere, and the others.