President Poroshenko will address Crimean Tatars in Russian-occupied Crimea in their own language in his New Year address to the nation.

Chubarov said Ukrainians would get a pleasant surprise to know that the president can communicate in the Crimean Tatar language.

"At a time when the Vatniki (a derogatory term, in this case applied to Russians) will already be face-down in a plate of Olivier [salad], watch the New Year's address and the congratulations of President of Ukraine [Petro] Poroshenko. You will also be pleasantly surprised by the knowledge of the Ukrainian president [of] the Crimean Tatar language."

A blank space has appeared on the Web site of the president where his New Year’s address is to be posted later this evening.