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src: president.gov.ua | I call on you to help protect our people including the Ukrainian Muslim community - address by the President of Ukraine at the Arab League Summit, 19 May

courthousenews AP | Ukraine's president takes his diplomatic campaign against Russia to Arab summit, G7, 19 May

... "I'm more than sure that none of you will agree to surrender a third of your country to the invaders," Zelensk* said in English. "Another priority is the protection of the Muslim community of Ukraine," Zelenskyy said. "Crimea was the first to suffer from the Russian occupation, and most of those who suffer repression in occupied Crimea are Muslims."

Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev accompanied Zelensk* on the visit....

president.gov.ua | President at the meeting with representatives of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people: Ukraine is doing everything possible for the liberation of Crimea and victory over the Russian aggressor, 18 May
On the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Genocide of the Crimean Tatar People, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensk* met with representatives of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.

The meeting, which took place on the territory of the Crimea Platform office, was attended by Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov, leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev, and Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Tamila Tasheva.

The Head of State emphasized that today Ukraine honors the memory of the victims of the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people, against whom a crime of genocide was committed 79 years ago....

WW deportation 1917-1944, Crimea referendum 1991, 1992, 1994, 2014, 2022
by Cat on Sun May 21st, 2023 at 01:13:16 AM EST
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Soviet Dooms 5 in Crimea Found Guilty of Collaborating With Nazis in War | NY Times - July 13, 1972 |

The defendants were found guilty of having served in a volunteer Tatar battalion in 1942-44 while German forces were in occupation of the Crimean Peninsula, on the Black Sea. The battalion was said to have guarded a concentration camp where at least 1,400 captured Soviet soldiers and guerrillas were put to death.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 21st, 2023 at 02:45:25 AM EST
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