Jamala, a Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar origin, took part in the National Marathon, along with witnesses and participants in the events of 2014 in Crimea: public activists, Ukrainian politicians and diplomats, and cultural figures.

As previously reported, Jamala will represent Ukraine at Eurovision-2016 with the song ‘1944’ following the results of Ukrainian national vote.

“It is important to remember Crimea, because there are people who still feel as part of Ukraine, who love us and believe in us. And there are many more of them than you think,” says Jamala.

It was reported earlier that one of the biggest rallies in support of Ukraine’s unity was held in Simferopol on February 26, 2014. On the one hand there were the Crimean Tatar activists and pro-Ukrainian population, on the other - the supporters of ‘Russian unity.’ Three Crimean Tatars have been arrested and kept in pre-trial detention center in Simferopol for participation in the rally. Three more Crimean Tatar activist awaiting sentence at home, being placed on probation.