On May 18 - the Crimean Tatar Remembrance Day of Deportation - Sevastopol authorities have decided to hold the training to alert the population in case of threats and emergencies, the press service of Sevastopol "government" reports.
“Sevastopol Administration for Provision of Civil Defense Measures informed that a comprehensive training with turning on electric sirens for public notification in case of a threat or emergency situations will be held at 10 a.m. and 11a.m. on May 18, this year. Please remain calm!” reads the statement.
However, it is not specified, why the City Administration decide to carry out the training on this day.
Just a reminder: May 18, 1944, the Soviet government forcibly deported the Crimean Tatars from Crimea, accusing them of collaborating with the Nazis. About 238 thousand Crimean Tatars were deported, 46% of whom, mostly elderly people, women and children, died in special settlements in the first years of deportation.
To commemorate the 72nd anniversary of Crimean Tatars’ deportation, a number of events, including rallies, flash mobs, lessons at schools and NGOs and activists’ initiatives will be held in Kyiv and all over Ukraine on May 18, 2016.
Previously, the Simferopol City Administration published an action plan for May 18 Crimean Tatars Remembrance Day of Deportation. The officials warned the Crimeans against holding any campaign inconsistent with the authorities.