Ukraine to grant Crimean Tatars the status of indigenous people

10 August, 11:13
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President Volodymyr Zelensky said that work is ongoing to develop a legislative definition of indigenous peoples and the status of the Crimean Tatar people as indigenous people. According to him, we need to put an end to this issue.

This was announced by the Presidential Office on its Facebook page.

"The settlement of this issue is long overdue, and we must finally put an end to it. We can confidently say that we will celebrate this holiday of solidarity in free Bakhchisaray and throughout the Crimea," Zelensky said.

According to him, the Crimean Tatar people can not fully develop in their historical homeland – in the Crimea, so we need to help in preserving their identity.

"We must do everything in our power to restore the rights of the Crimean Tatar people as the indigenous people of Ukraine," the President said.

As RISU has previously reported, a mosque is planned to be built in the center of Kyiv with the assistance of the Turkish side. This is explained by a large number of Muslims, in particular Crimean Tatars, who moved to the capital after 2014.