KYIV (QHA) -

Issue of Crimea should be settled in parallel with the problems in Donbas.

Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov said this during round table in Kyiv, August 8.

"The issue of Crimea should stand at the same level with the fight against terrorists. Someone seems that there is an order: let's agree on the completion of the ATO [anti terrorist operation against separatists, -ed.], take up the de-escalation, and then the return of Crimea. But such a procedure is impossible. We should talk about three priorities simultaneously," - Chubarov noted, adding that violation of Crimean Tatar rights would be a serious argument during the negotiations.

"Nevertheless, but all the events in Ukraine will result in global negotiations. We must fight with terrorists, but also prepare for the negotiations” –he said. Its [Crimea’s] capture is a violation of the rights of indigenous peoples," – he added. 

A round table titled “Crimean Tatars are indigenous people of Crimea, Ukraine” took place in Kyiv August 8, on the eve of International Day of indigenous peoples.

Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev also attended the event.

QHA