During the forum 70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Agenda for Ukraine, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the entire Crimean Tatar people are being destroyed in the temporarily occupied Crimea.
According to the Head of State, the situation with human rights in the territory of Crimea can be briefly described as is lawlessness and total militarization.
However, I would state that another crime is being committed there – the destruction of an entire people, the Crimean Tatar people.
The occupying power seeks to do what Stalin failed: To destroy the leaders, stating that the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people is an extremist organization, destroy identity and dissolve the indigenous people of Crimea in the Russian melting pot.
The Head of State recalled that in December 2017, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the violation of human rights in the occupied Crimea.
The draft resolution, which was submitted on my initiative, was supported by 70 states of the world.
Earlier, Poroshenko said that he could personally submit Amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine on the status of Crimea to the Verkhovna Rada, if the work of the Constitutional Commission is inhibited.
Accordingto the Head of State, the working group has already developed amendments to theConstitution on the status of Crimea, and he very much hopes that aConstitutional Commission will be convened in the coming weeks.