The biggest challenge in Crimea is freedom of speech, opinion and self-identity. Every day living under pressure, we feel no longer to express what we think, feel. Residing in Crimea, we, indeed, for the entire world, agree with the silent occupation. We simply cannot utter what we think because the center “E” comes and knocks on the door for tomorrow, and nobody can be ready for this…”, one of the members of the all Ukrainian youth forum “The world through the youth’s eyes”, wrote in his questionnaire. The Forum has launched today in Irpin city, near Kyiv ““It is through youth we can return Crimea”, said Anton Korynevych”
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy outlined the main fields of work of the Legal Reform Commission. The Head of State stressed that Ukrainian society was tired of promises of reforms and was expecting real changes.
“Bills recently passed by the Verkhovna Rada restart very important global processes in our country. It is time for more consistent and substantive steps in the legislative sphere of Ukraine,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized, opening the meeting of the Legal Reform Commission held at the President’s Office.
According to the Head of State, the Commission should, inter alia, focus on continuing the constitutional reform of decentralization “Volodymyr Zelenskyy underscored the need for a strategy of de-occupation of the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and the east of the country, their return under Ukraine’s control and reintegration of population”
On 24-25 September 2019 the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea Anton Korynevych took part in the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the state – members.
On 24 September Anton Korynevych at the working meeting on respect for the rights of the national minorities, including fighting against discrimination and intolerance, emphasized the discrimination in the religious field in the temporarily occupied territory of the AR of Crimea and Sevastopol city. In particular, the Permanent Representative paid due attention to the situation with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, harassment against the Crimean Tartars and believers of the religious community “Jehovah’s Witnesses” on religious basis “Anton Korynevych: “OSCE must monitor the security and humanitarian situation in the temporarily occupied AR of Crimea and Sevastopol city””
The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine focuses the attention of the citizens, planning their trip in advance on the following.
Since 20 September 2019 the building organization began to modernize the checkpoints in the administrative boundary line with the temporarily occupied territory of the AR of Crimea.
Consequently, from 08:00 a.m, 23 September 2019, the checkpoint “Kalanchak” will be open only for pedestrians, and all vehicles will be sent to the checkpoint “Chaplynka” to cross the ABL.
At the checkpoint “Chongar” the ABL crossing for pedestrians and vehicles is under the established procedure. However, there may be some inconvenience in the construction works.
You will be kept informed about the changes of the ABL crossing schedule.
Ukraine is working over the formula to return Crimea. It was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the panel discussion at the 16th annual YES meeting in Kyiv.
“To be honest – we are thinking, we have several formats, several ideas,” the Head of State said, answering questions about Ukraine’s strategy to free Crimea from the Russian occupation “Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Ukraine is working over the formula to return Crimea”
On 11 September 2019 the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea Anton Korynevych at the working meeting with the human rights defenders of the civic organization “The Tenth of April” Olga Tkachenko, Elvira Zeytullaeva, Anna Naidyonova discussed a great range of issues continuously faced by the Crimeans when resolving matters of a procedural and administrative nature in the mainland Ukraine. Mostly, the problems they face are systemic and need to be regulated by the law, particularly regarding the registration of places of residence, identification of persons “Meeting with the human rights defenders of the civic organization “The Tenth of April””
Emphasize the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is an integral part of the territory of Ukraine.
Consequently, only the elections for the local authorities of Ukraine are legal in the territory of AR of Crimea
The Russian Federation is the state- occupier and has no powers to hold any “election procedures” in the territory of AR of Crimea, consequently all “state authorities” of the RF in the territory of Crimea are illegal and illegitimate. Any “elections” in the territory of AR of Crimea to the RF “authorities” are the grave violation of international law.
We call on the international community not to recognize the results of those “elections” and avoid any relationship with the “authorities” of the occupying state and their officials.
We call upon the citizens, residing in the temporarily occupied Crimea not to participate in the illegal elections in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea and Sevastopol City.