Crimean situation needs to be voiced at European Parliament

18 September 2013 16:36
Simferopol (QHA) - Polish human rights activists and journalists, who arrived to Crimea to assess the situation on the Crimean peninsula believe, hearings at the European Parliament are necessary on discrimination of Crimean Tatars in Crimea. They have prepared an appeal to the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule. The appeal emphasized the following points: -Urgent need to organize hearings at the European Parliament on the discrimination of Crimean Tatars in Ukraine; -Need to support conducting of an international conference in Poland devoted to the present state of Crimean Tatar people; -Before signing an Association Agreement with the European Union, Ukraine must commit to the full restoration of the rights of Crimean Tatars To recall, urgent trip of Polish human rights activists to the Crimean peninsula was organized in connection of provocative events against Crimean Tatars. Today, the group had visited the ‘protest field’ in Molodezhnoye settlement where in December 2012, representatives of pro-Russian organizations, namely “Russian unity” party and “Russian community” Cossack brotherhood destroyed Crimean Tatar unauthorized constructions and who at present plan on new onsets. Afterwards the group visited ruins of the house in Simferopol, which should have been the site for the construction of the Crimean Tatar cultural center. Tomorrow, Stefan Fule is expected to visit Simferopol.