On the Day of Dignity and Freedom, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged citizens to unite to build a new Ukraine together.
“The Day of Dignity and Freedom is special for each of us. It is related to the beginning of two revolutions, when the voices of millions of citizens merged into a single voice of the nation to say firmly: Ukrainians want and will live in a free, democratic and prosperous state. Dignity and freedom are essential components of our DNA. That is why Ukrainians truly know how to defend their dignity and fight for freedom on barricades. Unfortunately, in this fight, we paid the highest possible price – human life,” the President of Ukraine said during the events on the Day of Dignity and Freedom in Kyiv “Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Ukrainians know how to defend their dignity and fight for freedom in deed”
He noted that the Kherson office of the Mission will continue its work protecting the Crimeans’ rights. In particular it will promote the resolving of issues on obtaining of documents, temporarily housing, entering the Ukrainian higher educational establishments. At the same time the other office, located in the capital, is necessary for free-flowing communication with the central executive authorities, international organizations and foreign embassies.
“We will provide our activity in two cities to ensure effective assistance to our citizens, residing in the temporarily occupied territory and at the same time to keep free-flowing communication with central executive authorities, in other words, always be at the center of events to put the Crimean issues on the national agenda”, Anton Korynevych explained in the cause of the briefing, held at the Presidential Office “Anton Korynevych says: “Our objective is de-occupation of Crimea and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories””
Today, on 13 November 2019, a briefing of the updated team of the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea took place in the Office of President of Ukraine.
During the briefing, the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea Anton Korynevych emphasized the priorities of the Mission. “If we want to emphasize our strategy, I would stress on legislative work. It goes in line with our competences, determined by the Law of Ukraine on the Mission and relevant Presidential Decree. I mean, we will really try to become the institution, elaborating the drafts law necessary for Crimea and Crimeans. We have already had some developments and we will try to make them public. Clearly, we will work on the draft laws on human rights protection of the Crimeans, avoiding of so-called discriminatory provisions against Crimeans “Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea emphasized the priorities of the Mission”
Draft Conception for the national transitional justice as “road map” to overcome the consequences of the conflict and armed aggression will be made public in the near future, Darya Svyrydova, the First Deputy Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea said
During the briefing, held at the Presidential Office, she noted that strategic goals of the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea included among the others the development of the national concept for transitional justice as a way from overcoming the consequences of the armed conflict to transition to peace “Draft Concept of Transitional Justice will be made public in the near future, the First Deputy Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea said”
“The Mission of the President of Ukraine in AR of Crimea initiates the creation of fund to support the talented children, residing in the peninsula”, Tamila Tasheva, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea announced during the briefing.
“Collaboration with people, residing in the peninsula including those who replaced from Crimea is very important for us. We will promote the creation of fund to support talented children, including cultural and educational endeavors from Crimea”, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea noted “The Mission of the President of Ukraine in AR of Crimea initiates the creation of fund to support talented children from the peninsula”
On 6 November, in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine held parliamentary hearings on “Safety of journalists in Ukraine: problems and solutions”
At the parliamentary hearings, the human rights defenders and Crimean mass media raised an important issue on restriction of freedom of speech, elimination of independent journalism and harassment of journalists in the temporarily occupied Crimea by Russia ““Peninsula of Fear, surrounded by the wall of silence”, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine discussed the repressions by the Russian Federation against the Ukrainian journalists in the temporarily occupied Crimea”
Today, Darya Oleksndrivna has been appointed the First Deputy Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
Darya Svyrydova is a famous human rights defender, top professional on Crimean issues. Since 2008, she was engaged in human rights education in Yalta (Autonomous Republic of Crimea) and all over the peninsula. In 2012, she began working as Coordinator of Educational programs for lawyers and advocates of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU). The occupation of the Crimean peninsula made her leave for Kyiv where she continued her human rights activity.
We appreciate Darya’s decision to contribute to the Mission’s activity as well as we glad to have more and more such experienced and enterprising people, ready to struggle for returning of Crimea and promote the human rights protection.
The Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea Anton Korynevych at the Unity Forum in Mariupol, themed “From endless future plans for tomorrow. Humanitarian policy of Ukraine for maintaining contacts with the citizens, residing in the TOT” noted that it was important for Ukraine to have contacts with the Crimean children and youth. They are the resource, which will help us to regain the Ukrainian statehood in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol City.
Anton Korynevych drew attention to the challenges in education for the Crimeans, including certain mechanisms, promoting the restoration of the contacts with the Crimean youth ““It is important for us to work with children and youth from the temporarily occupied Crimea”, Anton Korynevych said at the Unity Forum”