Ukraine will not leave Crimean Tatars face to face with their problems. Zelenskyy attended the opening ceremony of the new Center of the Crimean Tatar Diaspora in Ankara
Ukraine will not get tired of drawing international attention to repressions in Crimea and carefully studying the problems of Crimean Tatars and internally displaced people (IDPs).
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced it during the working visit to Turkey at the opening ceremony of the new Center of the Crimean Tatar Diaspora in Ankara.
The head of state assured that the authorities are carefully studying the problems of the Crimean Tatar IDPs, who were forced to leave Crimea due to Russian aggression, and will not leave them alone face to face with their problems.
Zelenskyy has promised that in the near future, a provision simplifying the procedure of obtaining the permit to visit Crimea would be adopted on the legislative level for Crimean Tatars from Turkey.
We understand how important it is for you to visit your relatives and your native land, – the president emphasized.
The head of state touched the topic upon the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people and stated that Russia even today resorts to repressions against Crimean Tatars by conducting searches, arresting and forbidding to honor the memory of the deportation victims on May 18, 1944.
I know for sure that Crimea will return to Ukraine, where the united Crimean Tatar families will gather together at one table and the song “Ey Guzel Kyrym” (Hey, Beautiful Crimea) will only sound as a memory of all the ordeals of your people, – Zelenskyy said.
Previously it was reported that the President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is accompanied in Turkey by the leader of the Crimean Tatar People, Mustafa Jemilev, the head of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars, Refat Chubarov and the elected MP Rustem Umerov.
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