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

26 March 2021

Head of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, head of the Department of Legal Affairs and Foreign Affairs of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Eskender Bariiev in an interview with the TV channel UA:Crimea said that despite the fact that 7 years ago the Verkhovna Rada recognized the Crimean Tatar people as an indigenous people, in Ukraine There is still no basic law - the law On Indigenous Peoples.

“To date, there is no basic law that regulates all other issues and problems - the law On Indigenous Peoples. Yes, we have the indigenous peoples, but there is no legally prescribed definition of who the indigenous peoples of Ukraine are”,- Bariiev explained.

The expert emphasized that given the fact that today Ukraine is at the stage of war, that the territory of the indigenous people is occupied, then from a strategic position, and from the position of de-occupation, it is very important that this issue be legislatively settled.