Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko expressed his sincere wishes for the Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ahtem Chiygoz who is held hostage by the Russian occupiers in Crimea.

- I wish you health, fortitude and courage. May the New Year fill us all with faith in the victorious power of truth and goodness. I am sure Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars will live together in a single European country, Petro Poroshenko wrote in the welcome letter.

"These wishes are important for all Crimean Tatars in these hard times," according to the Facebook page of Mustafa Dzhemilev, the Commissioner of the Ukraine's President for the Affairs of Crimean Tatars.