Today, June 23, Refat Chubarov took part in the debate "The Crimean Tatar Autonomy within Ukraine. New Crimea – What does it mean?" a QHA correspondent reports.
“I’ve recently spoke with Ukrainian President. I expect that a working group will be formed as part of the Constitutional Commission in a week and a half. We’ve discussed this issue. I think that the working group of the Constitutional Committee involving experts will write out specific articles of Section 10 "Autonomous Republic of Crimea" of the Ukrainian Constitution,” Refat Chubarov said.
Just a reminder: May 18, 2016, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced initiation of the Crimean Tatar Autonomy at the evening-requiem in memory of victims of genocide of the Crimean Tatar people.
June 12, 2016, Zaur Smirnov, a so-called Head of the State Committee for Interethnic Relations with the illegal Crimean government, announced his intention to create a "National-Cultural Autonomy of the Crimean Tatars." According to him, the Autonomy targets consolidation of all Crimean Tatars living in Russia. June 9, at the "Crimean evening" in Moscow, the Kremlin appointed Head of the "Regional National-Cultural Autonomy (RNKA) of Crimean Tatars in the Republic of Crimea" Eyvaz Umerov said that it is planned to create a "Federal National-Cultural Autonomy of the Crimean Tatars" in Russia by the end of the year.
The self-appointed "Head" of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov believes that the representatives of the rehabilitated peoples hold the place of pride in the political, social and cultural life of the annexed peninsula. In his interview with Russian media, Aksyonov said that in 2016 Russia plans to earmark RUB 600 million from the Russian budget in order to address the needs of the deported peoples.