THE HAGUE (QHA) -

A series of events dedicated to the 72th anniversary of the genocide of the Crimean Tatars was held outside the Ukrainian Embassy in the Netherlands.

- During the event, the participants exhibited the reproductions of paintings by a prominent Crimean Tatar artist Rustem Eminov "Unutma" (Remember), watched a thematic movie, held a panel discussion with the OSCE Representative Analytical Information Center, as well as the Ambassador of Ukraine to Netherlands, a leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Ukraine’s Presidential Commissioner on the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar People Mustafa Dzhemilev wrote on Facebook.

May 18, 1944 the Soviet authorities conducted mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars from Crimea, accusing them of collaborating with the Nazis. About 238 thousand Crimean Tatars were evicted and 46%, mostly the elderly, women and children were killed in special settlements in the first years of deportation.

May, 18 Kyiv and Ukraine held a number of events dedicated to the 72th anniversary of deportation of the Crimean Tatar people: actions and mass rallies, thematic lessons in schools, thematic initiatives by social activists.

Photo: Facebook

QHA