Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev, who has been appointed Commissioner of the President of Ukraine on the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar people, has explained what issues he would deal with.

“The main purpose of the Commissioner is creating projects, different kinds of documents aimed at solving of Crimean Tatar issues”- he said to Espresso TV. 

Jemilev emphasized that, despite of the contact with Crimean Tatars in Crimea, it would be hard to perform the duties of Presidential Commissioner on Crimean Tatar Affairs, over his ban on entry Crimea for 5 years.

According to Jemilev the priority question is settlement of Crimean refugees on the mainland Ukraine who were forced to leave the peninsula.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Crimean Tatar leader, Ukrainian MP Mustafa Jemilev his representative on Crimean Tatar affairs August 20.

Under the Decree, the position of the Commissioner was established to preserve and develop ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious identity of the Crimean Tatar people within Ukraine.

To recall, Jemilev was banned from entering Crimea for 5 years following Crimean annexation by Russia in March 2014.