Today, March 18, the occupiers celebrate the anniversary of the reunification of Crimea with Russia. But nobody will congratulate them!
Ukraine and the entire civilized world have not recognized, do not recognize and will never recognize the attempt to annex the Ukrainian peninsula. Since in 2014 the Russian Federation committed a crime. It occupied Crimea, the homeland of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people and part of the territory of the sovereign state of Ukraine, thereby violating Article 3 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as its obligations under the Budapest Memorandum.
The Crimean Tatar people and pro-Ukrainian activists opposed the occupation. To overcome non-violent resistance, the occupying authorities launched a campaign to persecute them and create the image of an internal enemy, using hate speech, violating fundamental human rights and collective rights, in particular, the indigenous Crimean Tatar people.
The Russian authorities are actively using all instruments of pressure: illegal detentions, arrests, searches, initiation of fabricated administrative and criminal cases, threats, beatings, torture, forced abductions, murders, refusal to re-register and illegal alienation of private property, destruction of property. All these crimes are systemic.
According to the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, during the occupation of Crimea, 285 political prisoners and those prosecuted in criminal cases were recorded, 194 of which are representatives of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people. There are 167 people in the dungeons of the FSB, of which 93 are Crimean Tatars. All these activists paid with their civil position.
Remember the occupiers, we do not stop our fight. We did not give you our Crimea, our Donbass – we will never give up our Kherson and all of our Ukraine.
Putin, go home!
Crimea is Ukraine!
Glory to Ukraine!