Committee of Ministers of Council of Europe urged Russian Federation to lift ban on Crimean Tatar Mejlis

CMCE adopted the comprehensive decision on Crimea for the first time
23:19, 3 May 2017


The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted complex decision due to the situation in Crimea, occupied by Russian Federation in 2014. It includes the appeal for the cancellation of Russia’s decision regarding the prohibition of activity of Crimean Tatar Mejlis and call for the full implementation of UN General Assembly resolution regarding the peninsula. This was reported on Twitter by Pavlo Klimkin, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine.

"Committee of Ministers of Council of Europe has adopted the comprehensive decision on Crimea! This is an important practical result, a proof that Crimea is Ukraine," Head of MFA wrote.

He also noted that the Committee urged to lift Mejlis ban and allow Mejlis leaders to enter Crimea. 

Klimkin stressed that CMCE calls for the full implementation of UN General Assembly resolution on Crimea. 

Ukrainian President also welcomed the decision on his Twitter page.

As it was reported earlier, International Court granted Ukraine’s request on temporary measures in terms of the application against Russian Federation within International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Court opted to maintain Crimean Tatars’ right to create its own institutions and demanded Russia to rehabilitate Mejlis activity. Russia also has to provide possibility to use Ukrainian language in the educational system of Crimea.

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