President: There are not enough platforms where Crimea is currently being discussed

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy stands for increasing the number of platforms where the issue of de-occupation of Crimea will be discussed, in particular at the international level.

“This is our land, our people, and perhaps these platforms are really not enough to talk about Crimea. Because in the Minsk process, to be honest, the issue of Crimea is not raised,” the Head of State said at a press conference in Kyiv.

According to him, in the framework of the Minsk process at the meetings of the Trilateral Contact Group there is a list of issues to be discussed in accordance with the signed package of the Minsk agreements.

“There is no issue of Crimea there. I agree that this is unfair,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy added “President: There are not enough platforms where Crimea is currently being discussed”


President initiates the creation of a working group to address the problems of the Crimean Tatar people

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with representatives of the Crimean Tatar people.

The Head of State expressed condolences on the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Crimean Tatar Genocide.

“We all understand that deportation is one of the terrible tragedies of the Crimean Tatar people, the people of Ukraine and our land. Hundreds of thousands of Crimean Tatar families were forcibly expelled from their homeland. Eternal memory to the victims,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said “President initiates the creation of a working group to address the problems of the Crimean Tatar people”


President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky paid tribute to the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people

“4 am… Knock on door …15 minutes to get ready…”
Such words begin the memories of all those who survived the events of 18 May 1944, when the house of every Crimean Tatar family was haunted. 76 years ago, the forced deportation of the indigenous people from the Crimean peninsula began.

Today, on the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Genocide of the Crimean Tatar People, we recall the horrendous crime that has resulted in thousands of human lives and a crippled destiny. People were put in carriages and sent thousands of kilometres from their native land. Many Crimean Tatars returned from the war with medals for the capture of Berlin. And they saw empty houses. Many people weren’t even told where their families were sent or where to look for them.

That morning is called a tragic dawn in the life of the Crimean Tatar people “President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky paid tribute to the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people”


Address by the President on the Day of Victory over Nazism in the Second World War

Fellow Ukrainians!

Today, Ukraine celebrates May 9 – Day of Victory over Nazism.

We will never forget the terrible price of this victory. According to various estimates, this is at least 50 million victims, of which more than 8 million are killed and tortured Ukrainians.

Remembering all the horrors of that period, we do not make the war a cult. And this important day is not an advertising campaign, not a slogan competition, not a pompous dance on the bones competition. Because to honor the feat of everyone who brought the victory closer, the main thing is not loudness, but sincerity. And our victory is in everyone’s heart.

“Address by the President on the Day of Victory over Nazism in the Second World War”



Human rights defenders promulgated a mechanism to counter the illegal seizure of property, owned by the Ukrainian Crimeans

On 6 May a joint briefing was held by the Office of the President of Ukraine in ARK, the Prosecutor’s Office of ARK, the Regional Centre for Human Rights, the Ukrainian Helsinki Union for Human Rights and the civic organization CrimeaSOS. Speakers discussed the consequences of the illegal decision of the Russian Federation to include land in temporarily occupied Crimea on the list of prohibited foreign ownership and the mechanisms to protect land ownership under the occupation “Human rights defenders promulgated a mechanism to counter the illegal seizure of property, owned by the Ukrainian Crimeans”


Anton Korynevych participated in a webinar on international crimes

More than 150 people attended the sixth online lecture in the series on transitional justice and international criminal and humanitarian law. At the webinar on 5 May, the participants learned from the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Anton Korynevych, the concept of an international crime and the category of international crimes (crime of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, crime of aggression) and how international crimes are reflected in the legislation of Ukraine.

For more than six years, international humanitarian law (IHL) and international criminal law are relevant to the millions of citizens and citizens of Ukraine who have been victims of armed aggression by Russia, because IHL is a set of international legal norms and principles, regulating the protection of victims of war, as well as restricting the methods and means of warfare, and international criminal law provides for individual criminal responsibility for the commission of serious international crimes “Anton Korynevych participated in a webinar on international crimes”



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