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MIP: 18 May - Memorial Day for the victims and the pain, courage and dignity of the Crimean Tatar people

Today, 18 May, on the Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Crimean Tatar genocide, the Ministry of information policy of Ukraine expresses its deep sympathy to every representative of the Crimean Tatar people.

73 years ago, the Crimea was devastated by a decision of Stalin, who decided that the indigenous people of the peninsula were a threat. This crime must be remembered by everyone in order to prevent its repetition.

The Minister Yurii Stets: "18 May, a day, the memory of which is in the heart of every Crimean Tatar. The day that every Ukrainian already knows, because this pain is our common. But today we honor not only the loss but also the courage, honor, and dignity of the Crimean Tatar people, whose rights Ukraine undertook to defend for the common prosperous future".

The First Deputy Emine Dzhaparova: "When the Soviet Union, while the Crimean Tatars were defending it in the war, deported their women, children, and parents, gave the Tatar people a name "traitor ". Now, by calling the Ukrainian people "fascists", "neo-nazis", "extremists", Russia is using the same scenario to justify its crimes in the Crimea and Donbas by distortion of history. That is why it is important to remember this tragic history of the past, because these days when we are jointly fighting for our European future, a cohesive Ukraine is the Ukrainian Embroidery and Crimean Fes, Hopak and Kajtarma, Petrykivka paintings and Ornek, trembita and saz together".

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