The meeting was dedicated to the results of the EU delegation’s visit to Russian occupied Crimea.

Mustafa Jemilev and Refat Chubarov thanked Gerard Stoudmann and his colleagues for visiting Crimea and seeing Mejlis members, representatives of Crimean Tatar NGOs, Muslim clerics and, most notably, Akhtem Chiygoz, Vice Chairman of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars, who is currently being held in custody for political reasons.    

On his visit to Crimea, Mr Gerard Stoudman was accompanied by Bjorne Berge, Director of the Private Office of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, and Vladimir Ristovsky, Ambassador and Head of the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine.