The visit of the Ukrainian delegation headed by the Permanent Representative Tamila Tasheva to Malaysia and Indonesia aroused great interest of the leading media in the region – as for now, the number of publications has reached 21.
Interviews, press conferences, cultural events and simply coverage of a series of meetings with representatives of parliaments, religious organizations and civil society – in this post we have collected the main publications of the Asian media for you.
“Tamila Tasheva says Ukraine needs international support – not only in the form of weapons, but also in the future of Ukraine’s reconstruction process”, – China Press: https://cutt.ly/78HnQ5g
“For all Ukrainians, our struggle is a struggle for freedom and values that also apply to the civilized world. But this war is not about Russia versus the West, it is about democracy versus authoritarianism”, – quote from the Permanent Representative in The New Straits Times: https://cutt.ly/r8HnOO8
“During Soviet times, Crimean Tatars were deported from their homeland by Stalin’s communist regime to Central Asia. After the collapse of the USSR, they returned to Crimea. Nine years ago, Russia invaded Crimea again, and history seems to be repeating itself, and the Crimean Tatars are once again in a dangerous situation”, – detikNews: https://cutt.ly/U8Hn018
“Russian troops did not come to Ukraine to save anyone, as they claimed. Instead, they destroyed cities, killed women and children, and destroyed everything Ukrainian”, – BeritaSatu: https://cutt.ly/h8HQiKF
“The Ulema Council of Indonesia emphasizes that Russia’s aggression against sovereign Ukraine is wrong and must be stopped as it causes suffering to civilians and has a global impact”, – Akuratnews.com: https://cutt.ly/y8Hm4O5
“Crimean Tatars are Muslims, so Tamila Tasheva traveled to Indonesia to invite the Islamic community to support the struggle of Crimean Tatars against Russian occupation”, – Medcom.id: https://cutt.ly/T8HmcBo
“Now the Muslim Crimeans are fighting side by side with Ukrainians for independence. Because after the beginning of the Russian occupation in 2014, the persecution continued, with arrests of Muslim leaders and a ban on the activities of the Mejlis”, – the Permanent Representative’s quote in SINDOnews.com: https://cutt.ly/l8HmIJE
“The University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) and the University of Islam Indonesia (UII) reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening ties with Ukraine in the struggle for the fate of Crimean Tatars. Both Islamic universities are ready for further cooperation in the field of education between the two countries, especially for Crimean Tatar Muslim students”, – Media Indonesia: https://cutt.ly/J8HQllJ
The articles were also published in Panjimas (https://cutt.ly/z8HmXWO), TVNU Televisi Nahdlatul Ulama (https://cutt.ly/z8HnVYV), BeritaSatu (https://cutt.ly/58Hn4nk), Liputan 6 (https://cutt.ly/U8Hmoi7, https://cutt.ly/v8Jm5c4, https://cutt.ly/58JQTTX), CNBC Indonesia (https://cutt.ly/S8JWzn5), TribunNews.com (https://cutt.ly/s8JmTBy), Suara Merdeka Jakarta (https://cutt.ly/u8JWL5O), kumparanNEWS (https://cutt.ly/k8JREsE), Indonesia Posts English (https://cutt.ly/C8JRBTl) and Jakarta Globe (https://cutt.ly/Q8JTdjL).
Each appearance of representatives of the Ukrainian state or non-governmental organizations of this kind in the region is important, as it allows to bring the issue of occupied Crimea to the informational space of Asian countries and thus shake the Russian narratives that have been prevalent long here. Dialogue with the countries of the Global South has become more intense, and this is important because Ukraine’s victory over the aggressor should be a matter for the whole world, focused on democratic values, development, and rejection of imperialism and neocolonialist policies pursued by Russia.