One year has passed since the beginning of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, which began with illegal annexation by Russia of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol.
Moscow’s aggressive policy undermined peace and global stability, demonstrated total disregard to the international law.
Having committed this crime, the Russian Federation began to transform once peaceful and prosperous Crimean peninsula into a large military base, which is already threatening all the rest of the Black Sea countries.
Since the first days of occupation, Russian aggressors and their local henchmen started savage repressions against native people of Crimea – the Crimean Tatars. Representatives of this proud and much-suffering nation are being murdered, kidnapped, oppressed and deprived of their right to live freely on their own land.
The occupants have forbidden any activity of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis and its leaders have been forbidden to return to their Motherland. Repressions were directed against educational, religious, informational and cultural establishments of the Crimean Tatars that had been founded and developed before the occupation with the help of Ukrainian authorities.
In fact, Russia continues its policy of genocides and deportations that had been pursued by Tsarist and Soviet authorities against many peoples under its control, including the Crimean Tatars.
The international community will never recognize the illegal occupation of Crimea by Russia. The overwhelming majority of the countries of the world, including our strategic partner TurkishRepublic, are demonstrating solidarity with Ukraine and its Crimean Tatar citizens. They condemn the state terrorism of the Russian aggressors in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.
Crimea is the territory of Ukraine, which is sure to be returned to our state. The occupants and their henchmen will be justly and severely punished.
Glory to Ukraine!