National leader and the Presidential Commissioner for Crimean Tatar People Mustafa Dzhemilev and the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov met with the President of Poland Andrzej Duda. According to the press service of Dzhemilev, the problem of occupation of the Crimea and the ways of its de-occupation were largely discussed.
“We expressed our gratitude to the President and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland for their strong support of our standing, the standing of Ukraine, especially concerning Crimean issues and the extension of sanctions against the aggressor,” – the notice reads.
Another topic discussed was education.
“We discussed the opportunities for our young people to get higher education in Poland. These discussions shall be continued in the Ministry of Science, and the results you will be announced thereof at a later date.” – added the press service.
Dzhemilev and Chubarov shall participate in the Warsaw Summit Experts' Forum—NATO on July 7 – 8.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially announced the beginning of temporary occupation of the Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia on February 20, 2014. On October 7, 2015 President Poroshenko signed a relevant law. International organizations recognized occupation and annexation of Crimea to be illegal and condemned actions of the Russian Federation. Western countries have introduced a number of economic sanctions against the aggressor state. Russia currently denies the occupation and calls it “restoration of historical justice.”