Member of Ukrainian Parliament and Delegate of the Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar People Rustem Umerov confirmed high-level participation of the United States to Crimean Platform summit.
During his working visit to the U.S., Umerov met with the members of the U.S. House of Representatives and members of the Senate to discuss their participation in the inaugural Summit.
According to him, U.S. President Joe Biden confirmed that the United States would be represented at a high level at the inaugural Summit of the Crimean Platform.
Draft law on indigenous people should be approved until the summit
In an interview with Voice of America, Umerov told that the bill on indigenous peoples should be approved by the date of the Crimean Platform Summit.
"Ukraine should adopt the bill on indigenous peoples by August 23. It will truly be a historical document. This bill will ensure the state protection for the rights of indigenous peoples. The adoption of the law will contribute to our efforts for defending the rights of the Crimean Tatar people persecuted by the occupying government for eight years," Rustem Umerov said.
The Crimean Platform is a new consultative and coordination format initiated by Ukraine to improve the international response to the occupation of Crimea and growing security challenges.
The Platform aims to increase international pressure on Russia, prevent further human rights violations, protect victims of the occupation regime, and achieve the goal of de-occupation of Crimea and its return to Ukraine.
The Crimean Platform will operate at several levels: The first is the highest political level, which will be joined by foreign heads of state and government. The second is the level of heads of foreign policy departments and defence ministers; the third is the inter-parliamentary level; the fourth is the level of non-governmental experts.
The activities of the Crimean Platform will be officially launched at the inaugural summit which is planned to be held in Kyiv in August 23, 2021.