KYIV (QHA) -

President of Ukraine will bring up the issue of oppression of Crimean Tatars by the occupation authorities in Crimea in his speech in New York on September 29, 2015, Interfax Ukraine reports.

“I am going to raise the issue of oppression of Crimean Tatars as well as their rights protection in Crimea at the session of the UN General Assembly next week,” Poroshenko said in an interview.

He also noted that Mustafa Jemilev, leader of the Crimean Tatars and deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, will also attend the session as a member of the Ukrainian delegation. Speaking about the Crimea’s blockade, Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine would do its best to return Crimea.

“My position is clear: Ukraine, its government and I as President will do our best to return the Crimea. We will never accept the armed occupation of Crimea as well as any referendum at gunpoint. We will fight to protect the rights of Crimean Tatars by all available means,” said the President.

Petro Poroshenko is going to deliver a speech at the 70th UN General Assembly session on September 29, 2015, and meet with representatives of different countries in New York, the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations reports. 

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