Crimean Tatars

UN ruling might fuel Crimean Tatar persecution by Russia – Chairman of Mejlis Refat Chubarov
News - 02 February 2024

UN ruling might fuel Crimean Tatar persecution by Russia – Chairman of Mejlis Refat Chubarov

Chubarov believes that in the current circumstances, the best "trial" for the Russians is the Ukrainian Armed Forces

Kyiv responds to Slovak PM who suggested concession against the territorial integrity of Ukraine
News - 22 January 2024

Kyiv responds to Slovak PM who suggested concession against the territorial integrity of Ukraine

The Slovak prime minister noted that he intends to announce at the meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Denys Shmyhal that he will block Ukraine's accession to NATO in every possible way

Silent suffering: Crimean human rights defenders and a humanitarian volunteer from Kherson deprived of adequate medical care in Russian captivity
News - 15 December 2023

Silent suffering: Crimean human rights defenders and a humanitarian volunteer from Kherson deprived of adequate medical care in Russian captivity

Front Line Defenders, Human Rights Watch and Physicians for Human Rights strongly condemn the denial of adequate medical care to human rights defenders in captivity in Russia

From Bakhchysarai to Vermont: а Crimean Tatar teen’s journey of resilience
Columns - 19 November 2023

From Bakhchysarai to Vermont: а Crimean Tatar teen’s journey of resilience

On February 25, a few hours before the Russian tanks entered the city, we left Bucha and spent 40 hours on the road, heading towards the western Ukraine. We spent three months in the small town of Perechyn, and in June, after the de-occupation of Bucha, we returned to our hometown. A Russian shell hit between the eighth and ninth floors of our house, and our apartment, fortunately, remained intact

Nestlé listed as an international war sponsor by Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency
News - 18 November 2023

Nestlé listed as an international war sponsor by Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency

When Nestle announced the suspension of exports and imports to Russia, except for “essential and basic goods for the local people,” it gave the mistaken impression that it planned to leave, according to Oleksandr Novikov, the head of the corruption prevention agency

CrimeaSOS calls for sanctions against Russian and illegitimate judges in occupied Crimea for violations of the right to a fair trial in fabricated criminal cases against Ukrainian citizens
News - 08 November 2023

CrimeaSOS calls for sanctions against Russian and illegitimate judges in occupied Crimea for violations of the right to a fair trial in fabricated criminal cases against Ukrainian citizens

Crimea SOS emphasizes that Russian judges and illegal “judges” in the temporarily occupied Crimea shall be held liable for the abovementioned violations within the Ukrainian jurisdiction, the International Criminal Court or under the mechanism of universal jurisdiction and shall be subjected to personal sanctions

Russia’s military budget is more than twice as large as Ukraine’s in 2024. Support from international partners is crucial – Minister Marchenko
News - 07 November 2023

Russia’s military budget is more than twice as large as Ukraine’s in 2024. Support from international partners is crucial – Minister Marchenko

Serhii Marchenko is sure that the reason for what is happening in the Middle East is also due to the international community's insufficient response to Russia's war against Ukraine

Parliamentarians from 51 countries reaffirmed Ukraine’s territorial integrity: Key moments from the Second Parliamentary Summit of the International Crimean Platform
News - 06 November 2023

Parliamentarians from 51 countries reaffirmed Ukraine’s territorial integrity: Key moments from the Second Parliamentary Summit of the International Crimean Platform

At the end of the plenary session, a Joint Declaration was signed by the participants of the summit, affirming the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, including Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as assurance of the sovereignty of Ukraine as necessary preconditions for ending the war and establishing lasting peace in the region

We should be more assertive in foreign policy amidst Russian propaganda
Columns - 29 October 2023

We should be more assertive in foreign policy amidst Russian propaganda

Javier Maroto noted that Western democracies are also suffering from the attacks of Putin's regime, in particular from disinformation spread by Russia. He also stressed the importance of political unity in supporting Ukraine outside the EU, as Russian propaganda has a great influence in other countries

Zelenskyy’s Peace Formula is a good basis to start discussions for ending the war
Columns - 25 October 2023

Zelenskyy’s Peace Formula is a good basis to start discussions for ending the war

At the beginning of her speech, Annita Demetriou emphasized that Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine and its attempts to annex Ukrainian territory cannot be legitimized or justified

Liberation of Crimea essential for lasting peace in Ukraine and Europe
Columns - 25 October 2023

Liberation of Crimea essential for lasting peace in Ukraine and Europe

Expert at International Crimea Platform, Expert on Foreign and Security Policy, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Strategic Black Sea Studies Olexandr Khara expressed his gratitude to all the nations taking part in this summit and for their support of Ukraine

Reclaiming Crimea: the path to restoration and unity
Columns - 24 October 2023

Reclaiming Crimea: the path to restoration and unity

All foreigners or stateless persons who have settled in the occupied Crimea and other temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine have deliberately committed a crime and must immediately leave Crimea, Refat Chubarov says

Russia is slowly killing the Crimean Tatar people in the temporarily occupied peninsula – Mufti of Crimea
News - 21 October 2023

Russia is slowly killing the Crimean Tatar people in the temporarily occupied peninsula – Mufti of Crimea

The Mufti of Crimea and Chairman of the Religious Administration of Muslims in Crimea, Aider Rustemov, declared that Russia is systematically oppressing the Crimean Tatar people in the temporarily occupied peninsula

States from all continents urged to join the coalition to create a special tribunal for Russia
News - 16 October 2023

States from all continents urged to join the coalition to create a special tribunal for Russia

Ambassador-at-large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Anton Korynevych stresses the need to join forces to demonstrate that dictatorial regimes are responsible for their crimes, and thus, together with international partners, the world needs to prevent future conflicts and wars

Despite international law, occupying authorities in Crimea order conscription of 2,500 locals
News - 15 October 2023

Despite international law, occupying authorities in Crimea order conscription of 2,500 locals

Russia also prosecute citizens of Ukraine in Crimea for evading service in the RF Armed Forces. As of 30 June 2023, the Crimean Human Rights Group has documented at least 468 criminal cases under RF CC Article 328 (“evading the service in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation”) sent to illegal “courts” in the occupied peninsula

Over the past two years, 10 mass detentions of Crimean Tatars registered in Crimea
News - 30 August 2023

Over the past two years, 10 mass detentions of Crimean Tatars registered in Crimea

Since the beginning of 2021, at least 10 mass detentions have occurred in the temporarily occupied Crimea. Most incidents occurred near the buildings of Russia’s government institutions

Political prisoner Rustem Seytmemetov’s health deteriorates
News - 23 August 2023

Political prisoner Rustem Seytmemetov’s health deteriorates

Political prisoner Rustem Seytmemetov’s eyesight has fallen, his blood pressure is constantly jumping, and his legs swell due to the hot weather – because of this, he has to take medication all the time. This update was reported by Crimean Solidarity, a prominent human rights initiative that focused on the rights of Crimean Tatars and […]

The health of political prisoner Zevri Abseitov has significantly deteriorated
News - 03 August 2023

The health of political prisoner Zevri Abseitov has significantly deteriorated

Fatma Abseitova, Zevri’s wife, visited her husband with their children in Stavropol colony No. 1 in the village of Kochubeevskoye in the Russian Federation