President Zelensky introduced a law draft on indigenous peoples of Ukraine to the Parliament25 / 05 / 2021
He stated this during his speech, dedicated to the Day of Commemoration of victims of the Crimean Tatar genocide.
“Today, I introduce urgent legislation on the indigenous peoples to the parliament. I am confident that MPs will consider it in the nearest future and will confirm the status of the indigenous peoples of Ukraine. In particular, this relates to Crimean Tatars. And finally [the MPs] will do what has been postponed for 30 years, by eight convocations of the Verkhovna Rada and by all previous presidents,” – said President Zelensky.
Today Ukraine and the world commemorates victims of the deportation of Crimean Tatars that began on May 18th, 1944.
CrimeaSOS team has prepared an article dedicated to this anniversary that tells about the views of the younger generation of Crimean Tatars on deportation and repatriation of their people.