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Dzhaparova at European Parliament: Russia Does Not Want World to Know Truth about Its Crimes in Occupied Crimea

On 5 March 2019, a conference titled “Crimea. The Stolen Peninsula,” dedicated to the 5th anniversary of Russian occupation, was held at the European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium).

“Russia does not want the world to know the truth about its crimes in occupied Crimea. We should not underestimate Putin’s ambitions in terms of his aggressive policy,” the First Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, Emine Dzhaparova, said at the event.

She stressed that it was necessary to establish a systematic platform for de-occupying Crimea.

“The EU must contribute to coming up with a format of constantly keeping the Crimean topic on the political agenda. The EU’s special representative (rapporteur) on Crimea may be just the job,” Ms Dzhaparova added.

In turn, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Mykola Tochytskyi said that only consolidated, tangible and constant pressure of the international community on Moscow could make Russia stop gross human rights violations in Crimea and persecutions of Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians and everyone who does not accept the illegal annexation.

The event was attended by Anna Fotyga, Mark Demesmaeker, Charles Tannock and other MEPs; experts; and human rights activists.

In addition, the documentary film “Crimea. The Stolen Peninsula,” created by the order of the Ministry, was presented at the event.

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