About the Mission
The Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Mission) was established to facilitate the exercise of the powers of the President of Ukraine in the ARC.
After the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in February 2014, the Mission started its work in Kherson. In 2019, the Mission opened an additional office in Kyiv to improve interaction and coordination with the central executive authorities.
The Mission is tasked with maintaining and ensuring political, social, informational, cultural and other relations with the citizens of Ukraine residing on the occupied peninsula; monitoring the observance of their rights and legitimate interests; studying socio-economic and political processes in the occupied Crimea; preparing relevant analytical materials and submitting them to the President of Ukraine, etc.
The mission of the Mission is to help return the Crimean peninsula and restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine as an embodiment of the national idea of the state and society.
In 2021, the Office of the Crimean Platform was established on the basis of the Mission to ensure the effective fulfillment of Ukraine’s obligations under the Crimean Platform.
After the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the work of the Kherson office of the Mission was temporarily suspended. The Mission is currently operating in Kyiv and continues to fulfill its duties. Currently, the work of the Mission/Office is aimed at monitoring the situation in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, parts of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, maintaining relations with Ukrainian citizens in the occupied Crimea, coordinating and cooperating with other state institutions and non-governmental organizations on issues related to the protection of human rights of Ukrainian citizens in the occupied Crimea, as well as informing the international community about the current situation on the peninsula.
Office of the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea in Simferopol
The Mission has an Expert Council