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.
We want to remind the Ukrainian and international societies about the terrible crime against humanity, about the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people in 1944. In total, 238,500 people were exiled from Crimea, and the death toll in the first years was 110,200 people, or 46.2% of all those exiled.
It is important to remember those terrible events, especially now, when history is repeating itself. The Russian Federation actually continues the practice of the Soviet Union, because the purpose of a full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine is the destruction of the Ukrainian people, their identity and culture. Daily massacres, kidnappings, forced transfer of thousands of people, including children, from among the civilian population of Ukraine to the territory of the Russian Federation - all these are the realities of the present.
Join the storm Impunity breeds lawlessness to publicize the crimes of the Russian Federation against humanity, which are becoming systemic. The world did not condemn the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people in 1944, and this impunity gave rise to new crimes. Now the Russian Federation has committed genocide against the Ukrainian people. We must stop this.
In order to join the storm Impunity breeds lawlessness of the CTRC, follow the link to our pages in social networks:
1. Select a poster.
2. Copy the text and share it with your own message on your page or share your story that you had to go through because of the full-scale war.
3. Tag your friends.
4. Private message with this instruction, ask your friends to join the storm.
“I join Facebook storm of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, to show the whole world the crimes of the Russian Federation against humanity, which are becoming systemic. In 1944, they carried out the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people, and today they are doing the same with the Ukrainian people. We must stop this”.
These posters were designed by activists of the international movement for the de-occupation of Crimea and solidarity with the Crimean Tatar people #LIBERATECRIMEA, and acquired their professional look thanks to the Ukrainian artist Andrii Yermolenko.
In the village of Zelenohirske in the Bilohirsk District, the main source of water supply has completely dried up, and there are no other sources there. This was announced by Maxim Novik, director of the Simferopol branch of the Water of Crimea enterprise, at a meeting of the operational headquarters on water supply problems.
The Ukrainian independent maritime trade union sent to the UN and other international organizations and bodies a statement “Environmental and Humanitarian Challenges in the Maritime Areas around Crimea”, which emphasizes that all negative environmental factors are caused by military-economic activities in Crimea. The press service of the department reported about this.
The so-called Head of the Department of water supply, sewerage and sanitary engineering of the Vernadsky Crimean Federal University, Illia Nikolenko said that desalination of water in the occupied Crimea could lead to an environmental disaster, since the technology includes a large amount of saline waste that has not yet been figured out how to dispose of. This was reported by the RIA News Crimea media agency.
The occupiers illegally paved a road on the territory of the Gurzuf section of the Yalta mountain-forest reserve, which caused significant damage, which amounted to more than 500 thousand rubles. The so-called Prosecutor's Office of the occupied Crimea opened a criminal case under Article 262 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The press service of the department reported about this.
CTRC informed the UN about the influence of the irrational policy of the occupation authorities of the Russian Federation on the water balance of Crimea
The Crimean Tatar Resource Center has sent to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights a report on the influence of the irrational policy of the Russian occupation authorities on the water balance of Crimea. The document, in addition to the described numerous facts of violation of the water balance of the peninsula by the occupants, notes that in accordance with the Convention for the Protection of Civilian Population in Time of War of August 12, 1949, the provision of water to the population of the peninsula is fully related to the obligations of the occupying state - the Russian Federation.
The Crimean Tatar Resource Center presents an analysis of human rights violations in the occupied Crimea over August 2020. According to the organization, during the reporting period, Russian security forces conducted 5 searches, 9 arrests and 7 interrogations, interviews and “conversations”. The total number of arrests in August is 12, of which 11 are against representatives of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people. 18 cases of violation of the right to a fair trial were recorded, 16 of which were against the Crimean Tatars. There are 11 known cases of violation of the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. Also, 3 cases of transfer of political prisoners of Crimea were recorded. The CTRC report also contains information about the destruction of the Crimean ecosystem, about inadequate conditions of detention in pre-trial detention centers and prisons, about the violation of the rights of political prisoners and illegal military exercises in the occupied Crimea.
Forecasters from the occupied Crimea noted that due to a long shortage of precipitation in the upper reaches of most of the main rivers, very low water levels were observed, and five rivers: Alma, Chorna, Kacha, Belbek and Tonas were completely dry. This is reported by the so-called Hydrometeorological Center of the annexed peninsula.
The occupants destroyed one of the sights of Crimea - "Pink Lake". The reason for such an ecological catastrophe is a sand quarry, which, in violation of all environmental standards, is built on the shore of Lake Sasyk-Sivash. This is reported by residents of Evpatoria via Facebook.
The head of the State Unitary Enterprise “Water of Crimea” Vladimir Bazhenov on the air of the TV channel Crimea 24 said that from Monday, August 24, in the Simferopol and Bakhchisaray districts, water supply will be limited in three stages due to drought.
The department of municipal services of the so-called government of the occupied Sevastopol said that the volume of water in the Chornorichensky reservoir decreased by 5.7 million cubic meters. Thus, the water reserves will be sufficient until December 2020. This was reported by the RIA News Crimea media agency.
The so-called State Committee for Water Management and Land Reclamation of the occupied Crimea has announced a tender for experimental aerial work to artificially increase precipitation. The invaders are ready to spend more than 25 million rubles on this. This was reported via the website of Russian state purchases.
“International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples as an instrument for protection the rights of indigenous peoples”(video)
The Crimean Tatar Resource Center with the support of the Open Society Foundation held an international expert online discussion on the topic “International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples as an instrument for protection the rights of indigenous peoples ”. At the event, representatives of the world's indigenous peoples spoke out in support of the Crimean Tatar people and stated the importance of consolidating and using UN mechanisms to realize their rights. Ukrainian experts stressed the need for legal regulation of the status of indigenous peoples in Ukraine.
The so-called court of the occupied Crimea fined a resident of the Nyzhniohirsk region 2,000 rubles for pumping water from the Salhir River. He used water resources to irrigate agricultural land without any permission. This was announced by the so-called head of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Crimea, Gennady Narayev, via his Facebook page.
Forecasters from the occupied Crimea noted that very low water levels were observed in the upper reaches of most of the main rivers due to a prolonged shortage of precipitation, and the two rivers Alma and Chorna are on the verge of drying up. This is reported by the so-called Hydrometeorological Center of the annexed peninsula.
In the village of Myrne, Simferopol region, an emergency regime was introduced due to a shortage of water. The limitation of water supply affected about 500 individuals, they are supplied with water four times a day. Interfax media agency reported about this.
On Thursday, July 30, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Ukraine held the XIV session of the Crimean Discussion Club. As part of the webinar on the topic “The ecological crisis in the occupied Crimea in the context of the European security system” experts outlined the scale of the ecocide on the peninsula and worked out appropriate recommendations for the Ukrainian authorities.