Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine

Emine Dzhaparova: "It is important to have a Day of resistance at which the Crimea topic will be on the top of information discourse"

12 July 2016, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman signed the draft decree of the President of Ukraine "On the Day of the Crimeans' resistance to the Russian occupation", formerly supported by the Government, with the purpose of honoring the patriotism and courage of the Crimean inhabitants in the fight against the aggression of the Russian Federation.

Adoption of the draft decree "On the Day of the Crimeans' resistance to the Russian occupation" will introduce a day of 26 February in the official calendar of events and will become another reason for the wide media coverage of the Crimean topic in Ukraine and abroad.

Emine Dzhaparova, Deputy Minister of information policy of Ukraine, said that the MIP has initiated this process last year.

"The day of 26 February 2016 passed under the sign of the resistance. This MIP initiative was widely supported by the public, journalists, human rights defenders working with the Crimean issues, as well as of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people, on the call of which 26 February 2014 thousands of the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians did not allow the Crimean Parliament to vote for a separatist decisions. In addition, the day of 20 February, which is considered as the day of the beginning of peninsula occupation is celebrated as the Heavenly Hundred Remembrance Day. I think it is important to have the Day of resistance, at which the Crimea topic will be on top of informational discourse", - said Dzhaparova.

Notice: MIP initiative was supported by the Crimean activists, journalists, human rights defenders. For a few months before the day of 26 February 2016, MIP held a series of meetings with representatives of the public and the Crimean settlers. These meetings resulted in a series of informational and educational activities on the occasion of the second anniversary of the occupation and the Day of resistance, in particular, the International forum, TV marathons, flash mobs, educational events in universities and schools and the like.

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