Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with relatives and friends of captive Ukrainians

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with relatives and friends of Ukrainians illegally detained in the Russian Federation and held captive by pro-Russia militants in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as Crimea.

“We invited you to listen, exchange thoughts and understand how we can speed up the return of our men. Thank you for coming here,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted “Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with relatives and friends of captive Ukrainians”


About participation of Ukrainian delegation in arbitrary tribunal hearings

The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky approved the composition of delegation to the International Tribunal hearings on the Case concerning the rights of the coastal state in the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Straight (Ukraine v. Russian Federation) to be held on 10-14 June 2019 in Hague, the Kingdom of Netherlands in accordance with Annex VII of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

https://www.president.gov.ua/documents/3392019-27269


March widespread arrests in Crimea: what happens to detainees today and what assistance do they need

On 30 May 2019 press conference on theme: “March widespread arrests in Crimea: what happens to detainees today and what assistance do they need” has been held in the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center with the participation of the head of Mejlis of Crimean Tartar People, People’s Deputy Refat Chubarov, political detainees’ family members and their advocates “March widespread arrests in Crimea: what happens to detainees today and what assistance do they need”


Round table discussion: “Sightings of Crimea and current state of the cultural heritage of Ukraine”

On 29 May 2019 a round table discussion on theme: “Sightings of Crimea and current state of the cultural heritage of Ukraine” was organized by the civic organization “Crimean Center for Business and Cultural Cooperation” with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Fund in Kyiv. The discussion brought together the interlocutors from the Ministry of TOT and IDPs  of Ukraine and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Mission of the President of Ukraine AR of Crimea, the Prosecutor’s Office of AR of Crimea, and experts on archeology and cultural heritage “Round table discussion: “Sightings of Crimea and current state of the cultural heritage of Ukraine””


Participation in the conference “Occupied Crimea: foreign and security policies”

On 23-24 May 2019 the conference “Occupied Crimea: foreign and security policies”, organized by the funds “Maidan of Foreign Affairs” and Konrad Adenauer was held in Kyiv. The interlocutors of the conference were the leadership of the Mission of the President of Ukraine in AR of Crimea, Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, Mejlis of Crimean Tartar People as well as human rights defenders. Experts on Crimea and the student’s youth “Participation in the conference “Occupied Crimea: foreign and security policies””



Book launch “An Ireland of anxiety: five years of detention in Crimea”

On 24 May 2019 the officials of the Mission attended the presentation of a book “An Ireland of anxiety: five years of detention in Crimea, organized by the Crimean human rights defenders in the Art Arsenal within IX International Festival “Book Festival”.

The book focuses on the main trends of human rights violations in the peninsula for five years of occupation by compiling a number of facts and reproduction of chronology of сeasure of Crimea “Book launch “An Ireland of anxiety: five years of detention in Crimea””


Educational Centers “Crimea is Ukraine” start their work on 3 June

The school – leavers from the temporarily occupied Crimea can enter the universities by simplified procedure via the educational centers not passing external independent testing but using the examination results.

That is, it is NO need to pass the external independent testing, also it is NOT necessary to have the Ukrainian passport of education certificate.

It is also important that the surname of each applicant for entry from the temporarily occupied territories is encrypted “Educational Centers “Crimea is Ukraine” start their work on 3 June”


International conference on internal displacment

On 21 May 2019 an international conference on theme: “Improvement of legal framework, court practice and training programs regarding internal displacement”, organized by the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine took place in Kyiv. The conference, held in accordance with the Action Plan, elaborated for Ukraine by the Council of Europe for the period of 2018 – 2019 brought together the representatives of ministries, departments and agencies including the officials of the Mission of the President of Ukraine in AR of Crimea, judiciary, international organizations, lawyers, experts etc “International conference on internal displacment”