On September 22, 2014 Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin took part in World Conference on Indigenous Peoples which was held at the UN Headquarters.
The Foreign Minister in his speech emphasized the inadmissibility of repressions against the Crimean Tatars in the territory of the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol. Pavlo Klimkin informed the participants of the Conference about measures taken by the Government of Ukraine to protect the rights and interests of the Crimean Tatars as an indigenous people of Crimea in the context of implementation of obligations undertaken by Ukraine according to the Declaration of the rights of indigenous peoples.
On September 23, 2014 Ukraine’s MFA Spokesman Y.Perebyinis made a statement regarding facts which confirm that from the beginning of military annexation of Crimea, the Russian Federation conducts chauvinistic policy regarding Crimean Tatars. Y.Perebyinis emphasize that Crimean Tatars are under the real threat of reprisal. Ukrainians who don’t agree with occupation of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol are in the similar situation. In this regards the Ukrainian Side call on international community to condemn numerous cases of repression against Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians who are against annexation of Crimea.