#LIBERATECRIMEA information campaign

February 16, 2022

Supported by: ENGAGE program, which stands for Enhance Non-Governmental Actors and Grassroots Engagement funded by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) implemented by Pact in Ukraine.

Despite the occupation of Crimea by the Russian Federation for several years, Ukrainian society remains insufficiently aware of the situation in Crimea. The average Ukrainian is starting to adapt to the fact that Crimea is not under Ukrainian control. National and regional media do not adequately cover the topic of Crimea.

Therefore, it is necessary to carry out constant work to inform the Ukrainian society about the situation in Crimea. With this in mind, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center launched the #LIBERATECRIMEA information campaign dedicated to four historical dates associated with Crimea:

• February 26 –  Day of Resistance to Occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea the City of Sevastopol ;

• May 18 –  Day of Remembrance of the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people ;

• June 26 – Day of the Crimean Tatar national flag;

• August 9 – Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

The main goal of the campaign is to increase the awareness of the population of Ukraine about the situation in Crimea, the indigenous peoples of Ukraine, their history and culture.