For 9 years, the whereabouts of the missing Automaidan activist in Crimea have remained unknown.

March 15, 2023

9 years ago, on March 15, 2014, Vasyl Chernysh, an Automaidan activist and former SSU officer, went missing in Crimea. On that day, he had his last contact with his relatives. After that, his family and loved ones did not receive any news from him. His whereabouts have been unknown for 9 years.

According to one of the leaders of the Automaidan, Oleksii Hrytsenko, Vasyl Chernysh, who went missing, helped military units in early March along with other activists, and then suddenly disappeared.

After the occupation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, disappearances and kidnappings became a regular practice. Employees and experts of the CTRC have repeatedly informed the international community about these screaming facts of human rights violations at the international platforms of the UN, OSCE, PACE. We condemn the arrests, detentions and kidnappings used in Crimea as a way to pressure and intimidate the indigenous Crimean Tatar people and pro-Ukrainian activists.

We remind you that the Crimean Tatar Resource Center recorded 21 victims of enforced disappearances during the period of occupation of Crimea.