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"On May 18, 1944, a criminal eviction of the Crimean Tatars from Crimea began. We share this pain," Poroshenko wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

Read alsoEU says ban on commemoration of Crimean Tatars' tragedy unacceptableOn May 18, Ukraine commemorates victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people. On this day in 1944, the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs, known as NKVD, began to expel the indigenous people of Crimea to Central Asia.