U.S. calls on Russia to stop violating rights of Crimean Tatars

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Canan Kevser
10 August 2020, 13:30
Canan Kevser
10 August 2020, 13:30

The United States calls on the Russian Federation to stop violating the rights of Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea and to withdraw from sovereign Ukrainian territory.

"On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we call on Russia to cease its cruel violations of the human rights of Crimean Tatars and to withdraw from sovereign Ukrainian territory," the embassy posted on Social media.

The United States has once again emphasized that Crimea is Ukraine.

The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is celebrated annually on August 9 in accordance with the UN General Assembly resolution of 23 December 1994.

In the spring of 2014, Russia invaded part of Ukraine's territory - the Crimean Peninsula. On March 16, 2014, a "referendum" on the status of the peninsula was held in Crimea and Sevastopol, as a result of which Russia announced Crimea a part of the Russian Federation.

At the same time, Ukraine, the European Union, the United States and other countries did not recognize the results of the vote in the "referendum" and imposed sanctions on Russia.