Verkhovna Rada to discuss return of Crimea to Ukraine

Ukraine's parliament (Verkhovna Rada) is preparing to hold hearings on the strategy of returning Crimea.

8 February 2016 15:00

Bloc of Petro Poroshenko Solidarnist party twitted on its website:

“The parliament initiates the hearings on the strategy of reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to Ukraine.”

It was reported earlier that on February 4, during the plenary session, the European Parliament condemned the unprecedented level of human rights violations, most notably the Crimean Tatars, and severe restrictions on the freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly on the annexed peninsular, and urged Russia to return the occupied Crimea to Ukraine.