Umerov explained how the creation of the Crimean Tatar autonomy will help Ukraine to return Crimea

The creation of a Crimean Tatar autonomy and the consolidation of the Crimean Tatars the status of indigenous people of Ukraine Kiev will provide additional arguments for the return of the Crimea.

About it in interview to the Ukrainian truth, said the Deputy Chairman of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov.

“You can say that we are ready to solve the problems of the indigenous people, we are ready to solve the issue of the realization of the right to self-determination, we are ready to solve their problems related to assimilation and so on,” he said.

Umerov said that the right to self-determination is an inalienable right of any nation, therefore, “in the Crimea should be at least the Crimean Tatar autonomy.”

However, the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis noted that the requirements of autonomy does not mean secession from Ukraine.

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We will remind, in July last year, President Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine needs to amend section 10 of the Constitution of Ukraine on granting the right of Crimean Tatars to self-determination.

“We have to give to the Crimean Tatars right to self-determination within a unified Ukrainian state. This is what we owe to the Crimean Tatars. Ukrainian government should have done at least 20 years ago. And now the situation was completely different,” he said.

In turn, the head of the Mejlis Refat Chubarov in February of this year, said that the only key for the de-occupation of Crimea and the return of Ukrainian sovereignty is the right of Crimean Tatars to self-determination. According to Chubarova, the Ukrainian government promised to establish a working group on amendments to the Constitution that would set forth the principles of existence of the Crimean Autonomy on the basis of the right of indigenous people to self-determination. But the working group is still not created, in spite of verbal support from politicians, including President Petro Poroshenko.

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29 Oct, 20:37


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