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 More than nine thousand Crimean Tatars have already left annexed Crimea - Dzhemilev

Russia’s annexation of Crimea forced more than nine thousand Crimean Tatars to leave the peninsula.

Commissioner of the President on the Affairs of Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev announced at the conference in Kyiv, Censor.NET reports citing Krym.Realii.

"We rely on the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' information. But their figures are also not very accurate. They say that nearly 19 thousand people have crossed the border from the territory of occupied Crimea and Sevastopol totally and more than half of them were Crimean Tatars," Dzhemilev said.

Kyiv is hosting "Ukrainian way in ensuring the rights of the Crimean Tatar people as an indigenous people of Ukraine" conference from Dec. 22.

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The purpose of the event is to make the issue of Crimean Tatars actual for the legislative activity of the Verkhovna Rada of eighth convocation and implement the existing regulatory framework by the executive power.

Unmarked troops transferred from Russia and Crimean Russian Black Sea Fleet bases have occupied Crimean peninsula in late February, early March 2014.

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The so-called referendum on the status of the peninsula was held in Crimea and Sevastopol March 16, 2014. The Kremlin used its results to join Crimea to federation. Neither Ukraine nor the European Union nor the United States have recognized the elections and believe that Russia has annexed Crimea.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n317418