HELSINKI (QHA) -

Ukrainians in Finland were called to participate in a picket in front of the Russian embassy, timed to the fourth anniversary of the rally of the Crimean Tatars for the territorial integrity of Ukraine, which was held on February 26, 2014.

The Ukrainian Ambassador in Finland Andrii Olefirov informed about the upcoming event on his Twitter page.

“Please join! On February 25-26, 2017, a series of events will be held to mark the Day of Crimean Resistance to Russian occupation," the diplomat wrote.

In connection with the action an event was created in the social network Facebook called "Rally in Support of Ukraine's Territorial Integrity!"

The message says that the rally will be held on February 25 at 15:00 local time. The action in Helsinki, in front of the Russian Embassy, will last 30 minutes with such slogans as "#LIBERATECRIMEA", "Putin: Get Out Of Crimea!", "Crimea Shall Be Free!", "Crimea is Ukraine", “Stop Occupation of Crimea!”.

"We want those who are now in Crimea, throughout Ukraine and other countries, to remember and not to forget about Crimea, the Crimean Tatars, the Ukrainians and to understand Ukraine's efforts to de-occupation of the peninsula illegally invaded by Russia," the call to the action says.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, People's Deputy Refat Chubarov, said that during a rally on February 26 outside the building of the Supreme Council of the Crimea provokers with weapons penetrated in the crowd of protesters and could open fire on people.

QHA