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Address to NATO member states and all Ukraine's allies

Appeal to NATO member countries and all Ukraine’s allies from Ukraine’s citizens of various ethnic and religious identities, international citizens, residing in Ukraine about Ukrainian Sky Safety, Protecting Civilian Population and Cultural Heritage of Ukraine during the Full-Scale Military Attack of the Russian Federation against Ukraine

On 24 February 2022, the Russian Federation started a full-scale military attack on Ukraine. During the 14 days of the full-scale war, the Russian army launched hundreds of air attacks in many regions of Ukraine, including by cruise missile, ballistic missile, and general-purpose bombs. The enemy shamelessly uses warfare methods and tactics prohibited by the international UN Convention On Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects.

Shelling of Ukrainian cities of Kharkiv, Kyiv, Irpin, Zhytomyr, Chernihiv, Bucha, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Sumy and other places killed their peaceful inhabitants – people of various ethnic and religious identities, including children; it ruined important cultural heritage sites, caused massive destructions. On March 9, a Russian pilot purposefully bombed a maternal hospital and a clinic in the city of Mariupol. Children and their parents, who happened to be there, could be alive today if a No-Fly Zone were insured over Ukraine.

The Russian military ceased Chernobyl and Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plants, which created unprecedently large-scale threats to lives and health of people in Europe and around the whole world.  

Russian military purposefully target peaceful residential areas, clinics and maternity hospitals, daycare centres, schools and universities, churches, mosques, synagogues. Among others, an airstrike hit Kyiv Memorial to Holocaust victims – Babyn Yar. Such actions are prohibited by articles 25‒27 of the IV Hague Convention respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land.

Ukraine’s Military Forces, National Guard, National Police, territorial defence units, volunteers, civilians belonging to various ethnic and religious communities, heroically defend our freedom, independence and Ukraine’s sovereignty. At the same time, missile and bomb attacks from air are particularly dangerous for the lives of children, women, people of senior age; they cause irreversible damage to Ukrainian cities and villages, cultural heritage sites and civilian infrastructure.

We, citizens of Ukraine, belonging to various ethnic and religious communities, citizens of other countries who live in Ukraine, call upon NATO member countries and all Ukraine’s allies to urgently take all possible measures to secure Ukrainian sky so that to protect human lives, civilian infrastructure and cultural heritage of Ukraine from mass destruction by Russian air attacks.

Why did the dolphin stranding season in the occupied Crimea start earlier?

In 2022, the dolphin stranding season began in March, when in previous years it was in May. The largest number of dolphins is observed in the Odesa region and in the occupied Crimea.

20 June 2022

Analysis of human rights violations in the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia Regions (presentation)

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center presents an analysis of human rights violations in the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions as of May 31, 2022. According to the organization, during the full-scale war, 147 arrests, 21 searches, 7 arrests, 21 murders were recorded. In the report, we also drew attention to such cases as: interrogations and torture, illegal appointment of the occupying authorities, violation of the right to peaceful assembly and identified other offenses.

13 June 2022

Statement of the CTRC in connection with the mass detentions of lawyers in the temporarily occupied Crimea

On May 26, 2022, the so-called employees of the Center for Combating Extremism detained lawyer Edem Semedlyaev in occupied Simferopol for posting on a social network in which he was tagged, and charged him with violating part 2 of article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (Public actions aimed at to discredit the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for the purpose of protecting the interests of the Russian Federation and its citizens, maintaining international peace and security, or exercising their powers by state bodies of the Russian Federation for these purposes). On the same day, the so-called Kyiv District Court of Simferopol found him guilty and fined him 75,000 rubles.

27 May 2022

The actions of the invaders at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station can lead to an environmental disaster

The press service of the operational command South stated that at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, where the command post of the Southern Military District of the Russian Federation is deployed, the occupiers are not making any efforts to maintain the proper regime of the facility, which could lead to an environmental disaster.

27 May 2022

What could be the consequences of hostilities in the Black Sea?

Since the beginning of the full-scale aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, active military operations have been carried out in the Black Sea. How can this affect the ecology of the peninsula, as well as its biodiversity?

26 May 2022

Due to the actions of the occupants, a large number of dolphins and birds died

Due to the actions of the Russian military in Crimea, a large number of dolphins and birds died. This was stated by the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

25 May 2022

Damaging the dam on the North Crimean Canal by the Russian army caused damage to the environment of Ukraine in the amount of more than 2.6 billion hryvnias

Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Environmental Policy, Chief Coordinator of the Operational Headquarters for Fixing Eco-Crimes Olena Kryvoruchkina said that the explosion of the dam on the North Crimean Canal by the Russian army caused damage to the environment of Ukraine in the amount of more than 2.6 billion hryvnias.

25 May 2022

The occupiers have identified the most dirty cities of Crimea

A poll about the cleanest and dirty cities of Crimea was conducted on the telegram channel of the pro-government publication Vesti Krym.

25 May 2022

Appeal of the Indigenous Peoples to international organizations and missions of states at international organizations

On February 24, 2022, the Russian Federation launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. As a result of rocket attacks on Ukrainian settlements, thousands of civilians were killed - representatives of different ethnic groups and confessions, indigenous peoples, including hundreds of children.

23 May 2022

The documentary A Struggle for Home: the Crimean Tatars was presented in the USA

On Wednesday, May 18, a documentary film directed by Christina Pashyn A Struggle for Home: the Crimean Tatars was screened online at Northwestern University (Northwestern University) in the USA in Ivanston, Illinois. Manager of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center Zarema Bariieva took part in this event, talking about the current situation of the Crimean Tatar people.

19 May 2022

The memory of the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people was honored at the international level (full video of the rally)

On Wednesday, May 18, an international mourning online rally dedicated to the memory of the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people was held. The broadcast of the rally was watched all over the world, and representatives of the Seimas of Latvia, the President of Turkey, the Ministry for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, as well as activists, politicians, diplomats and representatives of the Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian diasporas from around the world joined to show solidarity with the Crimean Tatars.

19 May 2022

Statement of the participants of the International online rally in memory of the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people

Eight years ago, on February 20, 2014, Russian aggression against Ukraine began with the occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

19 May 2022

Why was the deportation of 1944 a genocide of the Crimean Tatar people?

On May 18, 2022, we marked the 78th anniversary of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people. On this day, the whole world honors the memory of the victims of this terrible crime and expresses its solidarity with the Crimean Tatars living on the territory of Ukraine and beyond.

19 May 2022

Canada recognizes deportation of Crimean Tatars as act of genocide

The House of Commons of Canada recognized the total deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as an act of genocide. This was announced by the Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada Yuliia Kovaliv on her Facebook page.

19 May 2022

Impunity breeds lawlessness: CTRC starts a storm in social networks on the occasion of the 78th anniversary of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center starts a storm in social networks dedicated to the Day of Remembrance of the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people. We call on every caring person, every individual, every conscientious citizen of its country to join us.

18 May 2022

Statement of the Indigenous Peoples in connection with the full-scale military aggression of Russia against Ukraine

On February 20, 2014, the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine, as a result of which the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, the birthplace of the indigenous Crimean Tatar, Karaite and Krymchak peoples, were occupied, as well as certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

18 May 2022

Campaign against supporters of Z-fascism in the occupied Crimea

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center has launched a campaign aimed at combating supporters of Z-fascism in the occupied Crimea, who stick the letter Z on their vehicles and thus support fascism and become accomplices in a crime against humanity.

13 May 2022

Campaign Russian soldier, get out of my house

As part of this campaign, we offer every resident of Ukraine to shoot a short video calling on the Russian occupiers to leave the Ukrainian land.

13 May 2022

How did Russia's military aggression against Ukraine affect indigenous peoples?

On Thursday, May 5, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN held a side event within the framework of the 21st session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples on the topic: Russian military Aggression against Ukraine: Impact on Indigenous Peoples.

13 May 2022

Сampaign "Shelter my sky!"

We ask children to draw pictures in any format on the topic "Shelter my sky" with a call to the international community to protect the sky over Ukraine and our homes.

13 May 2022