Speaking at the premiere of “Crimea. Resistance” documentary, President Poroshenko emphasized the necessity of making amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine and providing the right to self-determination as a part of sovereign Ukraine for Crimean Tatars, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the presidential press service.
“This is what we owe to Crimean Tatars. Ukrainian authorities should have made it at least 20 years ago. And now the situation would be completely different,” President Poroshenko stressed.
He noted that the events of May 18, 1944, when deportation of Crimean Tatars began, and February 2014, when occupation of the Crimean peninsula started, had the same organizer – Kremlin, Moscow.
Ukrainian President expressed gratitude to the creative team for the film. President Poroshenko particularly noted the contribution of Oleg Sentsov who is now imprisoned in Russia for his beliefs.
“It is important to show this film to the whole world,” Petro Poroshenko said. The President emphasized the necessity of honoring heroes – those who gathered near the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea on February 26, 2014, many Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians who are not afraid to say that Crimea is Ukraine.