Bariiev recalled the need to adopt the Law of Ukraine On Indigenous Peoples

February 17, 2021

Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, head of the department for legal and foreign affairs of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Eskender Bariiev in an interview with the ATR TV channel, commenting on the situation with the financing of the TV channel, noted the importance of adopting the Law of Ukraine On Indigenous Peoples. The expert stressed that otherwise, this problem will arise every year.

“We need to look for mechanisms. I have already said many times that, in my opinion, the main and correct mechanism is the adoption of the Law on Indigenous Peoples. Where, in institutional terms, targeted funding of both the representative body and ethnic media will be carried out, and it should be spelled out in the law”,-he explained.

Bariiev stressed that Ukraine will return to this problem from year to year until it is solved systematically. He called on the President of Ukraine, representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers, as well as MPs to unite their efforts and resolve this issue. The chairman of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center stressed that if the TV channel is closed, “it will be a shame for the whole state.”