KYIV (QHA) -

Ukraine’s Presidential Commissioner for the Crimean Tatar People and the leader of the Crimean Tatars, Mustafa Dzhemilev has been awarded the badge "For Services to the Crimean Tatar people", reports the press service of the Crimean Tatar Community in Kyiv.

The award has been handed over by Omer Aslan Kyrymly, Commissioner for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, the Deputy Chairman of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar People. In addition, the badge has been posthumously awarded to Reshat Ametov, a Crimran Tatar activist killed in 2014. The award will be handed over to his family. According to the decision by the Board of the Crimean Tatar Community in Kyiv, a material assistance will be provided to Reshat Ametov’s family.

Reminder: July 17, 2015 for the first time in the modern history of the Crimean Tatars a medal "For Services to the Crimean Tatar People" has been established by the Crimean Tatar Community. This badge is awarded to citizens of Ukraine and foreign countries and serves as a recognition of outstanding achievements in the protection and restoration of rights, freedoms and statehood of the Crimean Tatar people.

Sept.18, 2015 the Crimean Tatar Community decided to award badges "For Services to the Crimean Tatar People" to the MP Mustafa Dzhemilev, who is also a leader of the Crimean Tatar people, as well as the Ukraine’s Presidential Commissioner for the Crimean Tatar People and to Reshat Ametov, a Crimean Tatar patriot, a fighter for the Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity ( awarded posthumously).

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