In Crimea, the occupiers ban the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages
The occupiers in Crimea violate the right of the inhabitants of the peninsula to speak their native language and forbid the use of Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages in the occupied territories.
The Representation of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea reported this on Facebook.
"The occupying “authorities” of Crimea banned the use of Ukrainian, destroying the Ukrainian media, schools, and other educational institutions. The same situation is with the Crimean Tatar language: “having statements of the occupation administration that it is one of the official languages, there are no real opportunities for the use of the language and its development on the Crimean peninsula”, - the statement said.
What is known
- Forced passportization in occupied Crimea affected 2.5 million Ukrainians.
- Ukraine does not recognize the forced automatic acquisition of Ukrainian citizenship by Ukrainians in the occupied peninsula, and this is not a ground for losing Ukrainian citizenship.
- The Russian passports, forcibly issued by the Russian Federation to the citizens of Ukraine in Crimea, should be perceived as a means to ensure the necessary living conditions for the period of occupation.