Crimean Tatar deportation recognized as genocide

245 MPs votes in favor of recognizing Crimean Tatar deportation of 1944 as genocide

Crimean Tatar deportation recognized as genocide

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, Thursday has recognized Crimean Tatar deportation of 1944 by Soviet Union as a genocide.

245 lawmakers voted "yes" for the resolution. May 18, the day of the deportation, was also declared the Day of Remembrance of the victims of genocide of the Crimean Tatar people.

The Chairman of the Criemean Tatar Mejlis Refat Chubarov said that the recognition of the genocide means that the country is on the "right path".

"With the adoption of this resolution, we can pay our respects to those who had been deported and died in exile. A terrible crime against the Crimean Tatar people was the fact that indigeous people of the peninsula couldn't come to their homeland for decades," Chubarov said.

The decision comes into force from the moment of its adoption.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Kasım 2015, 18:02
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