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Mejlis says Defense Council did not include key points to Crimea's deoccupation strategy

Source : 112 Ukraine

It was proposed to include in the list of Strategy's tasks the issue of the protection and implementation of the inalienable right to self-determination of the Crimean Tatar people as part of a sovereign and independent Ukraine
20:09, 12 March 2021

Refat Chubarov
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The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine did not take into account key proposals of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people in the approved Strategy of Deoccupation and Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol. The Chairman of Majlis Refat Chubarov wrote about this on his Facebook page.

"The Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people was involved in the discussion of the original text of the public part of the Strategy, to which we sent our proposals and comments. Some of them were taken into account and they are reflected in the approved text. But a number of principled proposals of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, which, in our opinion, should be included in the list of state policy tasks aimed at ensuring the de-occupation of the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine and its safe integration, were not included in the approved text of the Strategy, "Chubarov wrote.

According to him, it was proposed to include in the list of Strategy's tasks the issue of the protection and implementation of the inalienable right to self-determination of the Crimean Tatar people as part of a sovereign and independent Ukraine.

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"Or, say, in the section 'Priority areas,' which states the prerequisites for the reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory, we proposed to write down "the definition of the status of Crimea as a national-territorial autonomy formed within the Crimean Peninsula based on the right Crimean Tatars as indigenous people of Ukraine for self-determination, and which is an integral part of Ukraine, exercising the powers defined by the Constitution of Ukraine," Chubarov added.

On March 11, the regular meeting of the National Security and Defense Council took place. At the meeting, a number of decisions were approved, among which there was also a strategy of de-occupation of Crimea.

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