KHERSON (QHA) -

September 3, 2015. The roadmap is being developed jointly by Refat Chubarov, Chairman of Mejlis of Crimean Tatars and deputy of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine , Yonet Gian Tezel, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Ukraine, and Turkish and Ukrainian leaders of sister-cities, in order to attract investments to the region.

“I don’t mean the state support. First and foremost, we need to attract public funds for development of infrastructure: construction of settlements for Crimean Tatars as well as new schools and kindergartens. This roadmap stipulates a set of measures for development of Crimean Tatars in Kherson region,” said Oleksandr Vorobiov.

As of today, around 10,000 Crimean Tatars live in Kherson region, amongst them 8,000 people reside in Henichesk District. A total of 1,600 displace persons have moved to Kherson region since the beginning of military conflict in occupied territories and annexation of Crimea. Besides, there are more than 60% of schoolchildren, the Crimean Tatars, in Novooleksiivka town (Kherson region).

“We are still facing problem providing schoolchildren with textbooks. The school in Novooleksiivka is the only school in Ukraine with the official study of Crimean Tatar language,” said Oleksandr Vorobiov.

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