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”
“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”