Rada recognizes genocide of Crimean Tatars, calls Russia's policy ethnocide
The Verkhovna Rada has adopted the resolution on recognition of genocide of the Crimean Tatar people, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
The draft resolution envisages recognition of the deportation of Crimean Tatars from Crimea in 1944 as genocide of the Crimean Tatar people.
Day of Remembrance of the victims of genocide of the Crimean Tatar people will be May 18.
Read alsoRestoring justice: Recognizing genocide of Crimean Tatars on global agenda In addition, the resolution says that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine states that the system pressure on the Crimean Tatar people, the repression of Ukrainian citizens on a national basis, the organization of ethnically and politically motivated prosecutions of the Crimean Tatars, such bodies as the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar people on the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine by the public authorities of the Russian Federation, starting from the date of temporary occupation, are a conscious policy of ethnocide of the Crimean Tatar people.
Bill No. 2493A was supported by 245 MPs out of 338 registered in the session hall.