Assembly of Romanians of Ukrainian Bukovyna asks Poroshenko on autonomy

Source : 112 Ukraine

Romanians appeal to the decision on territorial autonomy for the Crimean Tatars
18:31, 20 June 2016

Пресс-служба президента Украины

Assembly of the Romanians of Bukovyna (Ukraine) asks the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko for granting  the autonomy to the territory of their compact residence in the Chernivtsi regionThis was reported by the coordinator of the  Assembly of Romanians Council Dorina Chirtoace, according to "Ukrainian News".

According to Chirtoace, the rights of Romanians and other ethnic minorities in Ukraine are seriously violated and the autonomy will help to build protective mechanisms.

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The Romanian Diaspora appeal says that the president's decision to grant territorial autonomy to the Crimean Tatars "has created a legal and political precedent, in which all compactly residing in the Ukraine national communities can apply for similar status."

The Assembly also decided to send this appeal in the EU, PACE and other international bodies.

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