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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.

For 84 days, since February 24, 2022, Ukraine and its people have resisted the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, accompanied by acts of genocide, unprecedented in their cruelty and war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

In the 21st century, a humanitarian catastrophe is taking place in the center of Europe, threatening to acquire forms and scales that could lead to the destruction of human civilization.

Barbarism, cruelty and savagery broke into Ukraine again at the command from Moscow, from where, in the 20th century, criminal orders were given to kill millions of Ukrainians because of the artificially organized Holodomor and the destruction of the Crimean Tatar people, expelling them from their homeland.

However, the criminal plans of the Russian Federation - the aggressor state, this time were destined for a shameful defeat.

Moreover, thanks to the heroic rebuff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to the Russian troops, the selfless defense of the Ukrainian people of their land, humanity has finally begun to realize that the crimes of genocide committed by states that previously remained unpunished have the property of returning with larger-scale upheavals and tragedies.

The unity of the international community in support of Ukraine and the provision of military assistance to repel Russian aggression gives us confidence that the Russian-Ukrainian war will end with the victory of Ukraine and the restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, including Crimea, the homeland of the Crimean Tatar people.

Participants of the International online rally in memory of the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people, carried out by the communist regime of the USSR on May 18, 1944:

- bow their heads in memory of the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people and express sorrow for the tens of thousands of victims of crimes against humanity committed by Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine;

- express support for the courageous Crimean Tatar people, who, under the conditions of Russian occupation, are loyal to Crimea and loyal to the Ukrainian state;

- note the firmness and indestructibility of the Crimean political prisoners;

- express gratitude and respect to the Armed Forces of Ukraine;

- are proud of the courage and readiness for self-sacrifice of the inhabitants of Crimea - military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and fighters of territorial defense units;

- note the importance of the role of volunteers, civil society activists, journalists in the consolidation of Ukrainian society.

Participants of the International online rally in memory of the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people support the position of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people that the Russian-Ukrainian war will end with the restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, including the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.

Statement of the CTRC in connection with mass searches and arrests of Crimean Tatar activists

On Thursday, August 11, Russian security forces searched six houses of Crimean Tatars in the town of Dzhankoi and the Dzhankoi district.

12 August 2022

Study: Ecological and climatic discrimination in the occupied Crimea: dimensions and threats

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center presents the study Environmental and Climate Discrimination in the Occupied Crimea: Dimensions and Threats, in which the experts of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center analyzed the features of climate change, manifestations of natural phenomena and trends in climate comfort for the population of Crimea, and also identified those most vulnerable to environmental changes. environment of the territory.

12 August 2022

The CTRC presents a test: What do you know about the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples?

On the eve of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center launches a test developed as part of the #LIBERATECRIMEA information campaign. Every Ukrainian will be able to test one’s knowledge about this day by answering 10 questions.

12 August 2022

Representatives of the CTRC took part in an interactive round table dedicated to the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

On Tuesday, August 9, the Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center Eskender Bariiev and the manager of the CTRC Liudmyla Korotkykh took part in an interactive round table Preserving the identity of indigenous peoples in the face of war and global challenges of the 21st century, organized by the Bohdan Khmelnytskyy Melitopol State Pedagogical University with the support of the Council of Europe.

12 August 2022

A briefing was held in Kyiv on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

On Tuesday, August 9, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center and the State Service of Ukraine for Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience held a briefing on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, during which the speakers spoke about the situation of the indigenous peoples of Ukraine in the context of a full-scale war.

12 August 2022

We can direct the results of the study of the CTRC to the strategy for the de-occupation of Crimea - Khlobystov

Member of the Expert Council of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development of Crimea Yevhen Khlobystov, during the presentation of the environmental study of the CTRC Environmental and climatic discrimination in the occupied Crimea: dimensions and threats, emphasized that the results of this study can be directed to the strategy of de-occupation of Crimea.

10 August 2022

Integrity in diversity. Let's Save the Indigenous Peoples of Ukraine: CTRC starts a storm in social networks on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center starts a social media storm dedicated to the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. We encourage everyone to be a part of this campaign.

9 August 2022

Why is August 9th International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples?

On August 9, Ukraine and the whole world celebrate the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

9 August 2022

Statement of the CTRC in connection with the deprivation of the professional status of lawyers in the temporarily occupied Crimea

On August 4, 2022, it became known that lawyers Nazim Sheimambetov, Lilia Hemedzhi and Rustem Kiamilev were deprived of their professional status by the Chamber of Lawyers of the Chechen Republic Nizam at the request of the Department of the Ministry of Justice of the Chechen Republic.

5 August 2022

Study: Ecological and climatic discrimination in the occupied Crimea: dimensions and threats

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center presents the study Environmental and Climate Discrimination in the Occupied Crimea: Dimensions and Threats, in which the experts of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center analyzed the features of climate change, manifestations of natural phenomena and trends in climate comfort for the population of Crimea, and also identified those most vulnerable to environmental changes. environment of the territory.

3 August 2022

This is a war for resources - Svitlana Boychenko on the reasons for the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine

A member of the Expert Council of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development of Crimea, Svitlana Boychenko, during the presentation of the environmental study of the CTRC Environmental and climatic discrimination in the occupied Crimea: dimensions and threats, noted that in addition to the obvious political reasons, Russia attacked Ukraine also because it wants to get resources.

1 August 2022

CTRC experts presented a study on environmental and climate discrimination in the occupied Crimea

On Friday, July 29, at the office of the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a presentation of a study by experts from the Crimean Tatar Resource Center Environmental and climatic discrimination in the occupied Crimea: dimensions and threats was held.

29 July 2022

Ethnic communities of Ukraine discussed their work in the conditions of a full-scale war

On Thursday, July 21, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine hosted a consultation meeting with the ethnic communities of Ukraine, which expressed their solidarity in the struggle to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

22 July 2022

CTRC will receive observer status under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center has been recommended for obtaining observer status under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which makes it possible to actively participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP).

22 July 2022

Analysis of human rights violations in the occupied Crimea for June 2022 (presentation)

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center presents an analysis of human rights violations in the occupied Crimea for June 2022. According to the organization, during the reporting period, 2 detentions, 1 search, 5 arrests, 3 cases of interrogations, interviews and conversations, and 4 cases of fines were recorded. 17 cases of violation of the right to a fair trial were recorded. There are 7 known cases of violation of the right to a healthcare access. More details can be found in our report.

6 July 2022

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

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.

13 June 2022