On Sunday, February 26 - Day of Crimean Resistance to Russian occupation - rallies in support of Ukraine's territorial integrity will be held in several countries, First Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova informed on Facebook.
In the French capital Paris, members of the World Movement of Ukrainians plan to arrive at the Eiffel Tower with placards with the inscription in French "Crimea is Ukraine." Project was organized by Vladimir Kogutyak.
In Amman (Jordan), the poem "Abu Kadum" by the activists of Ukrainian Cultural Center "Ukrainian House in Jordan" will be recited. The poetess Victoria Brichkova dedicated the poem to the events of February 26, 2014 in Crimea.
“Activists of the Ukrainian community prepared a demonstration with posters and information leaflets for distribution,” Dzhaparova informed.
Project coordinator in Jordan is Olga Zavudnyak.
Activists of the Ukrainian public organization of Israeli "Friends of Ukraine" will hold a rally at the waterfront in Tel Aviv (Israel). At the request of Ukrainian "Channel 5", the event participants prepared a video montage of past rallies in support of the unity and integrity of Ukraine.
Coordinator of the rallies in Tel Aviv is Anna Zharov.
February 23 – 26, Kyiv and other cities of Ukraine and world will host events to mark the third anniversary of the occupation of Crimea.
Reference: February 26 is the Day of Crimean Resistance to the Russian occupation. In people's minds this date relates to the events leading up to the seizure of the Ukrainian territory, in particular, a rally outside the Crimean Parliament, where activists, mainly Crimean Tatars, tried to prevent a vote for the illegal "referendum", the occupants later held at gunpoint and which became a formal justification for annexation of the peninsula.
Subsequently, the occupation authorities opened criminal proceedings into the "mass riots" on February 26, 2014 and started to bring pro-Ukrainian protesters to justice. A number of Crimean Tatar activists are charged in the so-called "February 26" case, including the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis Ahtem Chiygoz.