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Chubarov: Ukraine cannot change rights protection situation in occupied territories

Source : 112 Ukraine

The head of Mejlis said that this should be discussed
19:27, 10 December 2019

Refat Chubarov
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The head of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov believes that Ukraine still does not have the instruments to change the situation with protection of rights in occupied Crimea and Donbas. He stated this at the National Human Rights NONconference, as Interfax-Ukraine agency reports.

“We must admit that we could not influence the situation in annexed by Russia  Crimea and in Donbas and change it, especially regarding persecution, repression, torture of our citizens. And we cannot do it today. We do not have the tools, and we need to talk about it,” Chubarov said.

Related: Number of kids in Crimea studying in Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages decreases, - Ukrainian official

As it was reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with the representatives of the Crimean Tatar people and discussed the situation in annexed Crimea. During the meeting, Mustafa Dzhemilev noted that the occupants were trying to pressure the Crimean Tatars. At the same time, the representative of Mejlis asked to raise the issue on creation of monitoring mission on the annexed peninsula at the international stage.

Related: Ukraine protests against conviction of six Crimean Tatars by Russian authorities

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