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 Poroshenko initiates development of amendments to Constitution on Crimean Tatars’ right to self-determination

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko initiates the establishment of a working group under the Constitutional Commission to develop amendments to the Constitution concerning the Crimean Tatars’ right to self-determination.

"Albeit belatedly, but we have realized the need to create Crimean Tatars' national autonomy in Crimea, fully guaranteeing equal rights and freedoms of ethnic Ukrainians, Russians, and other peninsula ethnicities. We must initiate the process of making amendments to section 10 of the Constitution of Ukraine and Autonomous Republic of Crimea in the Parliament of Ukraine, which would be fully reasoned from the inalienable right of the Crimean Tatar people to self-determination as part of the sovereign and independent Ukrainian state," he said speaking at the event dedicated to the memory of the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people held in the National opera of Ukraine on Wednesday, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

The president assured that he would urge the Constitutional Commission to create a working group with the participation of members of the Commission, representatives of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, and experts to develop amendments to the relevant section of the Constitution in the near future.

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