A nationwide moment of silence for 1944 Crimean Tatar deportation victims

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine has called on international organizations to recognize the 1944 deportation as genocide
12:34, 18 May 2016


At noon, the moment of silence was held all across Ukraine; thus, the citizens paid tribute to Crimean tatars who lost their lives durng the forcible deportation to Central Asia in 1944. Ukrainian TV channels and radio stations broadcasted a special signal to joint the nation-wide commemorative event. 

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