Impossible to resolve Crimea issue without considering Crimean Tatar's interests: Rustem Umerov

Ukrainian News
Canan Kevser
25 February 2021, 19:40
Canan Kevser
25 February 2021, 19:40

Ukrainian Parliament's Committee on Human Rights, with the support of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People (QTMM), held a roundtable event titled "The Crimean Platform: The way to save Crimea from the occupation."

State officials, experts, human rights defenders and representatives of religious organisations participated in the online event held on February 24, 2021.

The participants discussed the strategic dimension of the state policy regarding the de-occupation and reintegration of Crimea, the approaches to resolve human rights issues in the occupied peninsula, as well as the protection and supporting of political prisoners.

Reporting on the meeting, Ukrainian MP Rustem Umerov explained that he drew attention to the legislative measures to be developed within the Crimean Platform.

"I emphasised that it is impossible to resolve the Crimea issue without considering the interests of the Crimean Tatar people," Umerov added.

According to him, Umerov also focused on the security situation in the Black Sea region, raised the issue of the release of political prisoners of Ukrainian citizens detained by the Kremlin administration, and presented the work carried out by the Ukrainian delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.