President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko sent a greeting card to the Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Ilmi Umerov.
Thus, Ukrainian President once again stressed that Crimea belongs to Ukraine.
In his New Year's greetings on December 31, 2016, Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine would return temporarily occupied Crimea and parts of Lugansk and Donetsk regions.
Later, the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Presidential Commissioner of Ukraine for the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemil expressed confidence that 2017 will be decisive in the de-occupation of Crimea.
In early January, Petro Poroshenko joined the all-Ukrainian flashmob and wrote letters to political prisoners citizens of Ukraine.