On 29 January 2020, presentation of Occupation of Crimea: “Without insignia, without names and hiding behind civilians” took place in Ukrinform.
Cases of the International Criminal Court (ICC) which covered the events of February and March 2014 in Crimea became the basis for the study, specifically the cases on usage of human shields by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation to seizure the military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“An issue of human shields as a war crime is very important as there have yet to be any cases before the International Criminal Court over the use of human shields by a state participant in an armed conflict, rather than by organized criminal groups. For this reason, they have sought to present the ICC Office of the Prosecutor with maximum proof. This is not the way States behave in times of armed conflict”, the author of the study, Anton Korynevych pointed out.
On 28 January 2020 a hearing on “Life under occupation, situation with human rights in Crimea” was held in the U.S. Helsinki Commission (Washington D.C.). During her report, Tamila Tasheva, the deputy Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea focused on prosecutions, arrests, imprisonment, tortures and murders against the Crimean Tartars and Ukrainians, opposing the Russian occupation; forcible imposition of Russian citizenship on the residents of the temporarily occupied Crimea by the Russian Federation and deportation of the local disloyal population from Crimea and replacement of it with its own citizens; unlawful conscription and militarization of youth and children ““Life under occupation: situation with human rights in Crimea” at the hearing of the U.S.Helsinki Commission (Washington D.C., the USA)”
On Monday, 20 January 2020, the deputy Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Tamila Tasheva will meet with the citizens, residing in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea and IDPs by early afternoon at the address: Kherson City, 42 Ushakov Avn.
Personal reception of citizens is regulated by the article 22 of the Law of Ukraine “On appeals from citizens“.
Pre-registration and additional information are available by tel: 0552) 49-59-39 and hot line: 0800502192
On 13 January 2020 the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea Anton Korynevych and the deputy Permanent Representative Tamila Tasheva took part in the conference hall, held by the Kherson State Regional Administration to discuss important issues for the residents of the AR of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and IDPs.
The interlocutors agreed to launch a broad information campaign on opportunities for studying of Crimean youth by simplified procedure in the mainland Ukraine as well as involving the children from Crimea in Ukrainian educational and cultural programmers “Kherson working week started with Crimea”
On 09 January 2020 a working meeting, initiated by the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea brought together the leaders of the Crimean Tartar People, members of Mejlis, Kurultai delegates and representatives of civic organizations.
At the meeting, the interlocutors discussed the results of the Mission’s activity in 2019 and emphasized the priorities for 2020 including strategic communication and collaboration with Mejlis of Crimean Tartar People “Working meeting of the Mission’s authorities and the leaders of the Crimean Tartar people”
Solely the Ukrainian side should decide entering and exit from the temporarily occupied Crimea. Crossing is allowed only through the checkpoints, established at the administrative border with the occupied peninsula.
The Mission condemns another uncoordinated visit of the President of the Russian Federation V. Putin to the territory of Ukraine, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation on 23 December 2019.
Such actions of the Russian Federation is another gross violation of the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine by the Russian side including blatant disregard of the generally recognized of the principles and rules of the International Law.
Emphasize that any activity of the RF on Crimea will not change the internationally recognized status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol as the integral parts of the territory of Ukraine, enshrined in the Constitution of Ukraine.