KYIV (QHA) -

Ukrainian Parliament adopted a resolution recognizing Crimean Tatars indigenous people of Crimea on March 20.

People’s deputy of Ukraine Mustafa Jemilev emphasized the importance of the adopted decision.

“All the points of the document are important as they determine the future of the process of restoring the rights of Crimean Tatar people. It defines Ukraine as democratic state, that stands for future of its citizens of all nationalities”- Jemilev said.

Crimean Tatar leader believes that the adopted decision will give Ukraine more legal leverages on the international arena.

Jemilev also urged deputies of Ukrainian Parliament to find ways to help the residents of Crimea that is being occupied.

“We should pay more attention to the needs and the pain of Ukraine citizens, who remain in the occupied territory of Ukraine. Together with civil organizations and international community we should find the ways to solve the issue”- he stressed.

 To recall, Ukrainian Parliament adopted a resolution recognizing Crimean Tatars indigenous people of Crimea.

The resolution guarantees the protection and realization of ethnic, cultural, language, religious and other rights of Crimean Tatars and other ethnic minorities in Ukraine.

The resolution also recognizes Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people as a higher representative body of Crimean Tatar people.

QHA