On October 12 2018 the Chief Consultant of the Department of International Connections of the Mission Valeria Pakhomova took part in the press-conference, held by the Crimean Tatar Resource Center and Estonian Human Rights Institute on theme: “Initiation of International Advocacy and Movement of Solidarity with the Crimean Tatar people”.
The speaker was Eskender Bariev, chairman of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Oliver Loode, expert of the Estonian Institute for Human Rights, Andriy Yermolenko, artist, designer, Mykola Krutsyk, representative of the Association of Ukrainians in the Republic of Ireland.
At the conference, the international initiative #LIBERATECRIMEA was presented. The project is aimed at the initiation of international civil movement of solidarity for de-occupation of Crimea and support of Crimean Tatar People.
The Mission of the President of Ukraine in ARC contributes actively to the implementation of the project , supports the public initiative and participates actively in upgrading the skills of the Crimeans, residing in the peninsula or replaced from it. Particularly the authority and the officials together with the civil society associations held a number of seminars for advocates, lawyers and activists from Crimea on theme: “Universal Human Rights Protective Mechanisms”. The officials of the Mission participated in the training, held for IDPs form Crimea on human rights and personal security for Indigenous people and in session of the Second Academy of Public Diplomacy of Crimean Tatars and in educational camp «Liberate Crimea».
The launching of the campaign United by Flag — #LIBERATECRIMEA was noted at the conference, in which the national flag of Crimean Tatar people during 9 months will keep travelling around various countries of the world in order to unite people of different nations and belief, concerned for the fate of Crimean Tatar people and Ukraine. The Flag will return to Kyiv on 26 June, the Day of Crimean Tatar Flag. The officials of the Mission participated in the campaign as well and remained their wishes to Crimeans.