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MIP presented communication campaign for the anniversary of the deportation of 1944 – the genocide of the Crimean Tatars

The First Deputy Minister for information policy of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova presented the communication campaign: "Our entire information campaign for this tragic date has been devoted to the topic "Stolen homeland": A stolen childhood, a stolen dream, a stolen love is all that was accompanied by deportation". According to her, the main accent of this communication campaign is the man who loses. "The purpose of our campaign is to show the loss of ordinary people, to show the nature of the crime and the parallel between 1944 and the occupation of 2014", the First Deputy explained.

Refat Chubarov , the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, told about the collection of signatures under the address to the United Nations, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which says about the need to take actions to end the Russian occupation of Crimea. As noted by Chubarov, the message that was adopted at the recent meeting of the World Congress of the Crimean Tatars "contains the expectations of the Crimean Tatar people for these distinguished organizations". The international campaign, which will take place before 1 December 2017, with the help of volunteers in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Canada and the United States, is expected to collect about one million signatures.

The Chairman of the Committee for Mourning, a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Riza Shevkiev stated: "On 18 May, a minute of silence in the memory of the victims of the Crimean Tatar people genocide will take place in 12:00 throughout the territory of Ukraine, including in the Crimea. We also called upon the people to go to the streets and to hold pray from their homes in the Crimea, and to place the flowers on the memorial sites established to commemorate the victims of deportation".

Within the framework of the campaign, by 18 May in Kyiv and in many cities in Ukraine with the assistance of MIP will be installed the citylights and boards, commemorating the tragic date of the 73rd anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from the Crimea. Among other activities by the anniversary: the Night-Requiem, with the participation of the President of Ukraine on 18 May at 16:00 in the theatre of the National Opera; A meeting at 18:00 on Maidan Nezalezhnosti, devoted to the memory of the victims of the Crimean Tatar people genocide, the premier of the  film "Their Prayer" by Akhtem Seitablaev at 20:00.

Participants of the event: Refat Chubarov, the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people; Emine Dzhaparova, the First Deputy Minister for information policy of Ukraine;  Akhtem Seitablaev, the director of the film "Their Prayer"; Riza Shevkiev, a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.

 

Info. On 18 May 1944, the Crimean Tatars were deported by the decision of the USSR State Defence Committee from the Crimea to Uzbekistan and neighboring regions of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and some regions of the RSFSR. A total of 238 500 Crimean Tatars were evicted, without regard to demobilized military. Deportation killed 46% of the Crimean Tatar population, of whom half were children under the age of 18. In Ukraine, the deportation of the Crimean people was recognized as genocide.


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