KYIV (QHA) -

The leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev will open a series of Ukrainian seminars that will be held at Stanford University (USA) on May 30 this year, the coordinator of EuroMaidan SOS Oleksandra Matviychuk reported on her Facebook page.

According to her, even in scientific circles the West continues to consider the events in Ukraine through the Russian prism.

“And finally due to joint efforts we will organize the first seminar on the already agreed round of meetings. I hope that they will become the impetus for the establishing of Ukrainian studios in Stanford as points of attraction for scientists interested in our region. We are very lucky because Stanford will be visited by a man who does not need special representation. And the series of Ukrainian seminars in Stanford will be opened by the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev,” she said.

Matviychuk explained her choice by the fact that in the days of the Soviet Union Mustafa Dzhemilev was fighting for the right of the Crimean Tatar people to return to their native Crimea after the Deportation. He spent more than 15 years in Soviet camps and prisons. He withstood the longest hunger strike in the world for 306 days, which he stopped only after the request of prominent Russian human rights activist Andrei Sakharov.

“History, when repeated twice, often acquires grotesque forms. After the occupation of the peninsula by "unknown green men," Putin's regime has forbidden Mustafa aga to return to his native Crimea," she wrote.

Earlier QHA reported that Deputy Chairmen of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz met with representatives of the US Presidential Administration Donald Trump and representative of Senator Richard Durbin (Illinois) in Washington, USA.

During the meetings they discussed the political situation in Eastern Europe, Ukraine and on the annexed peninsula.

QHA