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Mykola Katerynchuk: Congratulations on returning of Ahthem Chiogoz and Ilmi Umerov to Ukraine

27/10/2017 14:45

 

“Today, citizens of our country, leaders of the Crimean Tatar people – Akhtem Chiogoz and Ilmi Umerov, who were convicted in the occupied Crimea, flew back to Ukraine. We thank the President of Turky Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who raised the issue of dismissal of the leaders of the Crimean Mejlis in the negotiations with the President of the Russian Federation and made every effort to ensure that Chiogoz and Umerov returned to their homeland”, – said Mykola Katerynchuk, the leader of the European Party of Ukraine.

“Many thanks to the officials of the European Union who repeatedly emphasized the affairs of political prisoners and the abolishment of the ban on the activities of the Mejlis, raised the issue of respecting the rights of the Crimean Tatar people to freedom to assembly and freedom to speech”, – commented the politician.

Press service of the European Party of Ukraine