Crimean Tatar Mejlis members freed by Russia expected in Kyiv on Oct 27

15:53, 26 October 2017
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Deputy chairmen of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz, who were freed by Russia and extradited to Turkey, are expected to arrive in Kyiv by plane on October 27, according to acting minister for information policy Emine Dzheppar (Dzhaparova).

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"The arrival of the freed deputy chairmen of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz has been rescheduled. Details will follow," she wrote on Facebook on October 26.

Read alsoEU on Crimean Tatar Mejlis members' release: "This is good news""We expect them tomorrow, October 27," she said.

The time of their arrival at Kyiv's Boryspil Airport will be made public later, she added.

The two Crimean Tatar leaders were originally expected to come from Ankara to Kyiv on Thursday evening.

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