Yesterday, June 26, Moscow hosted the rally arranged by indifferent activists to the Day of the Crimean Tatar Flag, a civil activist Irina Yatsenko reported on Facebook.

The rally was held by close to 10 people near the Solovetsky Stone on Lubyanka Square. The protesters were holding the banners reading "Crimea - is Ukraine”, “I'm Crimean Tatar”, “Millet. Vetan. Qırım”(Nation Homeland Crimea, -.. Ed.)," 1944 - deportation. 2014 – occupation”,” Hands off Mejlis" and others. The activists also unfurled the Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian flags.


- Today is the Day of the Crimean Tatar Flag, the flag that has been banned in Crimea by an absolutely voluntarily decision of the local prosecutor. The last thing they can do is ban the Crimean Tatar flag and the people themselves. We will not allow this, we came here to declare our solidarity with the Crimean Tatar people. No one will prohibit neither the Mejlis, nor the Crimean Tatar people and their flag. They won’t manage to deport the Crimean Tatars in the 21st century as it was in 1944. Crimea is Ukraine and it belongs to the Crimean Tatars, said an activist Vera Lavreshina.

The Day of the Crimean Tatar National Flag is celebrated on June, 26. The celebrations were held in the cities of Kiev, Kharkov and in Genichesk Area, Kherson region.

PHOTO: Facebook page of Irina Yatsenko