PARIS (QHA) -

Within the framework of the 39th session of the UNESCO General Conference, Refat Chubarov, the Chairperson of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People discussed the destruction of the Khan Palace in Bakhchysarai by the occupation authorities of the Crimea with Gustav Fridolin, Minister of Education of Sweden, the leader of the Green Party. 

The corresponding statement was published on Chubarov’s Facebook page.

“We’ve discussed the situation in the Crimea, in particular the destruction of the Khan Palace in Bakhchysarai  by the occupants under the guise of restoration works. At the same time, I shared the photographs which I received recently from Crimea with the Minister. These pictures evidence the destruction of the palace " the Head of Mejlis stated. 

Chubarov also commended the government of Sweden for the all-round support of the Crimean Tatars and Ukraine.

Reference: the Khan Palace was founded in the 16th century during the reign of Sahib I Giray khan. The palace is part of the Bakhchysarai Historical and Cultural Reserve. The premises of the palace include a museum of history and culture of the Crimean Tatars, an art museum, an exhibition of cold steel and firearms.

Occupants brought the Khan Palace on the list of cultural heritage sites of federal significance in October 2015.

Earlier, QHA informed that the occupiers are destroying the Khan Palace in Bakhchysarai.The Khan Palace Museum has been closed for 4 days under the pretext of preparation to centenary, the guard was posted from all sides as well.

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