Crimean Tatars' Chubarov announces possible changes to Ukrainian Constitution

14:52, 28 March 2016
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MP from the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko, Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Refat Chubarov has said the need to amend the Constitution with respect to the principles of the Crimean autonomy, the press service of the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko told UNIAN.

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"Two draft laws have already been included in the action plan of a new government, which is to be voted for in Kyiv shortly: the [draft] law on the status of the Crimean Tatar people in Ukraine and [the bill on] the need to amend the 10th section of the Constitution of Ukraine called the "Autonomous Republic of Crimea," where we intend to enshrine the principles of the Crimean Autonomy, which shall be created on the basis of the right of indigenous peoples to self-determination," he told the reporters.

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"For our part, we are preparing for the period of de-occupation of Crimea. But if you ask me: "When will it happen?" – I always answer with confidence: "Much sooner than someone wants in the Kremlin. Much sooner!" Chubarov said.

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