People’s deputy of Ukraine Mustafa Jemilev had sent an appeal to the head of the Ukrainian Parliament’s committee on budget issues Evgeniy Geller and Prime Minister of Ukraine Nikolay Azarov, in which he proposes to increase funding for the needs of the formerly deported citizens by reducing funding for special forces of the Internal Affairs Ministry “Berkut” and welfare for higher state bodies - the President of Ukraine, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Ukrainian Parliament and others, according to information on the official website of Mustafa Jemilev.

The appeal was sent in connection to insufficient funding for the return and resettlement of the formerly deported Crimean Tatars and other citizens, deported on the ethnic grounds.

In his appeal, Mustafa Jemilev notes that during the recent years the state budget of Ukraine underfinanced activities aimed at return and resettlement of the deported by nearly 150 million UAH. He also indicated that planned for 2014 budget funds account only for 2,47% of funds, allocated by the State program.

Jemilev proposed to increase budget costs for 2014 on indicated articles to 208 million UAH.

As reported, on December 19, 2013, the Government of Ukraine submitted to the Ukrainian Parliament a draft law “On State budget of Ukraine for 2014”. According to head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov, the draft state budget for 2014 envisages only 5 million UAH for resettlement of the formerly deported citizens.

QHA