KYIV (QHA) -

August 9, Ukraine and the world mark the International Day of Indigenous Peoples, in connection with which the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed the diplomats to draft a new resolution on the Crimea for the next session of the UN General Assembly, according to the statement on President’s Facebook page.

The President noted that Ukraine continues to struggle "for the de-occupation of the Crimea and freedom of the Crimean Tatar people."

“I instructed diplomats to draft a new resolution on the Crimea for the next session of the UN General Assembly in order to stop any speculation about the status of the Crimea. The General Assembly has repeatedly supported the position of Ukraine, in particular regarding the violation of the rights of the Crimean Tatars, therefore the position of the civilized world remains unchanged: "Crimea is Ukraine"! He wrote.

The Ukrainian head of state stressed that the Crimean Tatar people are currently oppressed in the conditions of the Russian occupation.

“We are doing everything to bring closer the time when the indigenous people - the Crimean Tatars - will continue to cherish the unique traditions of their ancestors in the free Ukrainian Crimea.”

QHA reported that August 8 Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, during which the politicians discussed the aggression of Russia and the de-occupation of the Crimea. The parties agreed to continue the movement from the policy of non-recognition of annexation to the policy of de-occupation of the peninsula. Sanctions against the Russian Federation will remain in force until the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine is restored.

QHA