Together, we will surely find a way to make Russia respect international law – President

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy is convinced that a mechanism will be found to make Russia responsible for its actions. The Head of State called Turkey one of the partners who can help achieve this goal.

“Together, we will surely find a way to make Russia respect international law, return peace and stability in the region, protect the rights and freedoms of the Crimean Tatars and liberate the political prisoners of the Kremlin,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said during a joint press conference with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Ankara.

“I am convinced that Ukraine and Turkey will jointly change the situation in the Black Sea region and Crimea in our favor,” the President added “Together, we will surely find a way to make Russia respect international law – President”


The day will come when Crimea will return to Ukraine – Volodymyr Zelenskyy

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed confidence that the temporarily occupied Crimea would return under the control of the Ukrainian authorities. He stated this during a meeting with representatives of the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar communities of the Turkish Republic in the  framework of an official visit to Turkey.

“I know for sure that the day will come when Crimea will return to Ukraine and the united Crimean Tatar families will gather at one table. And the song “Ey Güzel Qırım” will only be heard as a long-standing memory of all the ordeal of your people. And in the future, there will be only happy dawns in your history,” the Head of State said.

“The day will come when Crimea will return to Ukraine – Volodymyr Zelenskyy”


Each of you is important for Ukraine – President in a meeting with representatives of Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar communities of Turkey

In Ankara, during an official visit to Turkey, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a meeting with representatives of Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar communities and took part in the opening of the new office of the Crimean Tatar Diaspora.

“It is a great pleasure to meet you here in a new hospitable house of the Crimean Tatar community. It is of particular symbolism that we have convened here as one big family. I am glad that the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar communities have a close cooperation,” the Head of State at the beginning of the meeting.

“Each of you is important for Ukraine – President in a meeting with representatives of Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar communities of Turkey”


Anton Korynevych headed the working group on reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories

On 7 August 2019 pursuant to the decree of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, the Law Reforming Commission was established.

The Commission includes the working group on reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories, headed by Anton Korynevych, the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

The working group comprises the famous Ukrainian lawyers, human rights advocates and scientists.

The Decree of the President of Ukraine №584/2019 “Issues of the Law Reforming Commission”.


Ukrainian political prisoner Oleksandr Steshenko has been released

The Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea Anton Korynevych met with the released political prisoner of the Kremlin from Kharkiv Oleksandr Steshenko, who was detained in April 2018 by the occupying authorities of Crimea. He was sentenced illegally to two years of imprisonment for allegedly burning down the house of the Crimean mufti Emirali Ablaev.

Anton Korynevych expressed the hope, that law enforcement bodies of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea will make an appropriate legal assessment of the human rights violations and military crimes, committed by the occupying authorities in the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea.


Entrance campaign for Crimeans is ongoing

35 Ukrainian Higher Educational Establishments you can enter by simplified procedure within the program “Crimea is Ukraine” are waiting for you. You don’t need to pass the external independent tests as well as you don’t necessary to have Ukrainian passport or education certificate.

The educational centers “Crimea is Ukraine” of the Kherson State University, the Kherson National Technical University, the Kherson State Agrarian University, the Kherson State Maritime Academy, Kherson branch of the National Shipbuilding University, named after Admiral Nakhimov are open from 03 June until 27 September.

The youth from Crimea are reminded, the “diplomas” and other “educational certificates”, issued on the temporarily occupied territory of AR of Crimea are not recognized and they are considered illegal by Ukraine and other countries of the world.

Telephone hotline: Ministry of education and science of Ukraine: (044) 287-89-29; the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea: 0-800-502-192; the Open Policy Fund: 0-800-504-425.


Anton Korynevych met with Klement, Archbishop of the Crimean Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

On 22 July 2019 the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anton Korynevych held a working meeting with the Archbishop of the Crimean Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Klyment.

During the meeting, Anton Korynevych and Archbishop Klyment discussed the situation of the only Cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the temporarily occupied Crimea “Anton Korynevych met with Klement, Archbishop of the Crimean Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church”


Anton Korynevych visited the human settlements of Kherson region, adjacent to Crimea

On 19 -20 July 2019 the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anton Korynevych together with the Head of Kherson State Administration Yuriy Gusev went to the checkpoints “Chongar” and “Kalanchak” including the relevant locations of Kherson region, adjacent to the administrative boundary line with the TOT of AR of Crimea, particularly the city of Henitchesk, villages of Strelkove and Chongar “Anton Korynevych visited the human settlements of Kherson region, adjacent to Crimea”


Meeting with the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union

On 18 2019 the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anton Korynevych met with the officials of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU).

This meeting helped to define the ways for  cooperation between the Mission and the UHHRU regarding the implementation of the transitional justice mechanisms for protecting human rights in overcoming the consequences of the occupation of the Crimean peninsula.