KYIV (QHA) -

Ukraine will not be able to protect the rights of its citizens in Crimea without a participation of international organizations.

Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeria Lutkovska announced this during a press conference in Kyiv.

“International organizations and communities should work all together. Unfortunately, the issue won’t be settled by Ukraine only. Permanent missions should be created in Crimea in order to influence on the authorities to protect our citizens there”- Lutkovska said.

Lutkovska noted, that she already had urged the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to create a mission in Crimea, still no answer was given yet. She also said that the Council of Europe would send the mission to Crimea, if Russia was ready to admit it, still there was no answer from Russia yet.

To recall, a press conference titled “Russia deports Crimean Tatars from Crimea regardless national and international laws” is taking place in Kyiv.

The conference is attended by head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov, Chubarov’s deputy on affairs with Turkey, General Coordinator of Crimean News Agency Ismet Yuksel, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeria Lutkovska and Executive Director of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Arkady Bushenko.

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