Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev was conferred with Polish “Solidarity Prize” award in Warsaw, June 3 for his “contribution to promoting democracy in line with the principles of solidarity”.
The award was presented by ex-president of Poland Lech Walesa and the President Bronislaw Komorowsky.
“I am happy to have the honour to award Mustafa Jemilev together with Lech Walesa. Due to this award we demonstrate our European solidarity”- Komorowsky noted.
“We thank you for, peaceful struggle and urge to carry on. This award should stimulate to this. I feel strongly you will win”- Walesa said.
Jemilev emphasized, he considered the Prize not as his personnel award, but the award to Crimean Tatar people.
“The Solidarity Prize given to a Crimean Tatar is considered as an award not to a concrete person, but award to Crimean Tatar liberation movement”- Jemilev stressed.
The ceremony was also attended by US President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande and newly-elected President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov and the others.
The award consists of three segments: 250,000 euros will go to the laureate, 700,000 euros will be assigned for Polish development aid programs named by the winner, and 50,000 euros will be presented to the laureate for a study trip around Poland, so that he can “learn more about our successful struggle for freedom.”
Chubarov: Mogilev fled from Crimea, when we fought for it
IS Militants shot nearly 300 people in Mosul
Merkel predicts sanctions against RF for actions in Syria
ATO Headquarters: Militants used Grads in Luhansk direction
Egypt resold "Mistrals" to Russia for $ 1
Russia refused to release Kolchenko and Sentsov to Ukraine
Dzhemilev and TİKA opened the Crimean Tatar cultural center
RF Cabinet of Ministers ‘snips’ Black Sea
Court considered case of Mejlis member Zeynur Yakubov in Cr
Putin's sinister image
Road map plan to ensure security in Donbas
Prosecutor of ATO forces charged with illicit enrichment
Crimea-SOS announces rally in support of kidnapped in Crimea
Scary and amazing, leading to the world of the unconscious: exhibition of masks
Italy hinders introduction of new sanctions against Russia
Incidence of tuberculosis in Crimea is higher than in Russia
Umerov received 2 examination results from FSB
Putin feared to see NATO ships in Sevastopol
Russia refused to return control of Debaltsevo to Ukraine
Ships of Russian Navy are heading to Scotland
Collection of unique documents on Crimea presented in Kiev
Anti-terrorist exercises launched in Krasnogvardeiskoe
Sanctions against RF for annexation of Crimea may increase
What threatens Sevastopol with new public vehicles on routes
Poroshenko reminds Putin about Ukrainian hostages