The work on the official recognition of February 26 as the Day of Crimea’s opposition to Russian occupation is held in Ukraine. The proper document is at the Administration of the President of Ukraine. Emine Dzheppar, the First Deputy Minister of Information Policy claimed this as Crimea.Realias reported.
‘We think that this day should officially be a Day of Crimea’s opposition to Russian occupation and the proper document was submitted from the government to the presidential administration in 2017. The issue of the signing of this decree is considered’, she said.
According to Dzheppar, it will help to dispel the Russian myths about the events of 2014 when Russia annexed the Ukrainian peninsula.
‘Now the Russian propaganda attempts to prove that the so-called referendum took place, there is no opposition and people who live in Crimea are pro-Russian and it attempts to convince the whole world of it. But it is not a truth, it is the twist of the reality of people who resist and there is a thesis on the resistance on the opposition in the campaign of this year dedicated to the fourth anniversary’, Dzheppar emphasized.
Russia illegally annexed Crimea in March 2014; Ukraine and the vast majority of civilized countries never recognized the annexation, claiming that the peninsula remains part of Ukraine. The Russian political leadership and leading enterprises faced sanctions from the EU and the U.S.