May 16, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko chaired a meeting of the Organizing Committee on the preparation and conduct of events in connection with the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars and other people of Crimea.
"May 18 marks one of the most tragic days in the history of our country. 75 years ago, on the basis of the decision of the State Committee of Defense of the USSR on May 11, 1944, during the period from May 18 to May 20, about 200 thousand Crimean Tatars were deported from the territory of the Crimean peninsula. On these days, Ukraine honors the victims of deportation, the majority of whom are the elderly people, women and children", said Pavlo Rozenko during the meeting.
"Today, on the day of commemoration of the victims of the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people, we call on the international community to carry out consolidated measures to protect the rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens living in the occupied territory, in particular the rights and freedoms of the Crimean Tatar people, and to honor the anniversary of its tragedy", urged the Deputy Prime Minister.
During the meeting, the members of the Organizing Committee considered and agreed on the implementation of the plan of events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the tragedy.
Thus, in particular, according to the action plan, on May 17, at the exhibition center ArtHall D122, the premiere of the full-length documentary "1944" will take place. May 18, at the National Complex "Expocenter of Ukraine" there will open an art project "Stolen Crimea. The History of Deportation". Also on this day there will be held the evening requiem and a mournful rally to pay tribute to the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people.