Two of the most tragic dates in the history of the Crimean Tatar people are associated with the only one organizer, said President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on July 12, after the official screening of “Crimea. Resistance” documentary, a QHA journalist reports.
“May 18, 1944 and February, 2014. What does unite these dates? Just one organizer of these events - the Kremlin, Moscow. On May 18 this year, during the requiem at the Opera House, I stressed that we will amend Section No. 10 of the Constitution of Ukraine. I'm going to ask the parliament, government, and the Ukrainian people to support it. We are obliged to give the Crimean Tatars right to self-determination within the framework of a unified Ukrainian state. I'm sure this is what we owe to the Crimean Tatars,” he said.
Poroshenko also stressed that the Ukrainian government had to grant autonomy to the Crimean Tatars 20 years ago. Given that, the situation could have been different now.
“There was the annexation of Crimea, the Anschluss. Has Crimea become happy after the occupation?! Did someone in the world begin to live better? The answer is obvious - No. No one has any doubt that the Crimea will be returned to Ukraine. It was, is and will be Ukrainian,” he added.