A round table on interethnic relations took place in Crimea on September 19, with participation of EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule, reports Council of Ministers of Crimea.
Members of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Council of Ministers of Crimea, and representatives of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people were present at the meeting.
A special focus of the meeting was paid to the resettlement of formerly deported people in Crimea.
The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea, Anatoliy Mogilev emphasized the importance of the fact that Crimea shows interethnic peace and stability, so the European community can be sure Crimea is a peaceful region.
Mogilev also noted that Crimean Tatars’ return to their homeland has already finished. The same applies to other deported people, namely Armenians, Bulgarians, Greeks and Germans.
According to him, the process of resettlement of repatriates is also close to its finish.
“No doubt, it is an important stage in the history of Ukraine and Crimea, associated with return and resettlement on the peninsula of Crimean Tatars, Armenians, Bulgarians, Greeks and Germans. Most of these people live at the same living standards and enjoy the same rights as the rest of Ukrainian citizens”- , noted Mogilev.
He stressed that according to statistical and sociological data Ukraine, being in a harsh economic situation, had achieved significant progress in resettlement of the formerly deported citizens.