After my election victory, my six-year-old son said: «Dad, they say on TV that Zelensky is the President … So, it means that…I am… the President too?!» At the time, it sounded funny, but later I realized that it was true. Because each of us is the President. Not just the 73 percent who voted for me, but all 100 percent of Ukrainians. This is not just mine, this is our common victory. And this is our common chance that we are responsible for together “Volodymyr Zelensky’s Inaugural Address”
Being here in Bykivnia, in a sad and holy place, you will inevitably listen to silence. There are thousands and thousands of slain and killed innocent victims here. Which were shot and secretly buried. Trying to ensure that even local residents do not know anything about these terrible crimes. For decades, the communist government covered those events with a dense blanket of lies and mysteries. Only through the activity of the public, the activity of the dissidents of his time, the first information began to be collected and made public. Until now, in the independent Ukraine, the scale of this horror that took place in this forest, which deserves to be called the Ukrainian necropolis, was not understood.
In Kyiv, the events, devoted to the 75th anniversary of the Crimean Tartars deportation from their historic motherland -Crimea by the Soviet regime were held with the participation of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, members of Mejlis of Crimean Tartars People, the First Deputy of the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in AR of Crimea Izet Gdanov and the public. “18th of May is Day of Remembrance of genocide against the Crimean Tartars, commemorated in Ukraine”
Realization of the right to education by the citizens, residing in the temporarily occupied Crimea and maximum involvement of youth form Crimea to enter to the higher educational establishments in mainland Ukraine are the core issues, raised at the current meeting in the Mission “Inducing the youth from Crimea to enter the higher educational establishments in Ukraine”
On 17 May 2019 the First Deputy of the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Izet Gdanov met with the head of the consular and legal division of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ukraine Jens Kraus-Masse during his working visit to Kherson region to monitor the situation of IDPs and residents of occupied AR of Crimea “Meeting with the head of the consular and legal division of the Embassy of Germany in Ukraine”
On 16 May a round table discussion, organized by the Crimean Tartar Resource Center on theme: “75th anniversary of deportation of Crimean Tartar People: consequences and prospects of recognition it as genocide by the legal bodies of Ukraine” was held in the informational agency “Ukrinform”. The event brought together the members of Mejlis of Crimean Tartar People, officials of the Mission of the President of Ukraine in AR of Crimea, scientists, lawyers, historians and activists “Recognition of deportation as genocide against the Crimean Tatars People”
“We have to remember. Even today in Crimea, the occupying authorities implementing methods of hybrid deportation destroy the Ukrainian people including Crimean Tartars and ethnic Ukrainians, forcing them to leave their motherland as it happened in 1944”, Izet Gdanov said at the presentation of exhibition of artists from Genitchesky district.
The exhibition “Our Crimea”, devoted to 75th anniversary of the Crimean Tartars deportation is held at Oles Honchar Kherson regional universal scientific library until the end of May
The President Petro Poroshenko signed the law “On ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as a state”. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy, parliamentary representatives and the public.
Today is the fifteenth of May. It is a great pride and a great honor for me being a President of Ukraine to sign the Law of Ukraine “On ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as a state”. I put a signature on a well-balanced language law”, Petro Poroshenko said.
The President emphasized that this law “in no way affects any language of national minorities living in Ukraine”.