Ukraine in the PACE raised the issue of the Ukrainian language in the occupied Crimea
At a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Ukraine raised the issue of the Ukrainian language in the occupied Crimea.
It was announced by the People's Deputy of Ukraine from the "Servant of the People" faction, the head of the permanent delegation of Ukraine to the PACE Elizaveta Yasko in her Facebook.
"A meeting of the PACE Standing Committee was held, where we heard the report of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović for 2019. I drew Ms. Mijatović's attention to issues that, unfortunately, were not reflected in her report", - she said.
According to Yasko, as of 2020, the Russian occupation authorities in Crimea have closed all educational institutions that taught in Ukrainian and left only a few institutions that teach in the Crimean Tatar language.
"About half a million Ukrainians in Crimea are deprived of the opportunity to communicate, teach children in their native language. The commissioner promised to study and monitor this issue, but Ms. Commissioner did not comment on specific steps to protect the Ukrainian language in Crimea", - she added.
What is known
- On 12 of October, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzeppar spoke at the "Crimean" panel as part of the international online conference "Forum-2000" in the Czech Republic, where she spoke about the humanitarian situation on the occupied peninsula.
- The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba denied the Kremlin's information about the lack of interest of the West in the issue of de-occupation of Crimea.