Crimeans vividly responded to the invitation to come to the meeting, everyone desired to tell his own story of the forced migration from the Crimea. OSCE representatives asked a lot of questions, recorded to the immigrants’ answers, and promised to reflect all the expressed problems in OSCE recommendation report to the authorities of countries, which make the decisions on Crimea, as posted “Crimean diaspora” posted on their Facebook page.
After the annexation of Crimea by Russia in March 2014, numerous families were forced to move from the peninsula to the Ukrainian mainland. There are 1.369.844 internally displaced people from Donbas and Crimea, as of July 6, 2015, according to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.
Ukrainian and international human rights organizations have repeatedly reported on human rights violations, pressure on media and human rights activists that take place in Crimea. Current Crimean authorities deny this information.