Later on the same day at 15:00 Crimean Linden trees will be planted near the Taras Shevchenko monument at the Kronvalda park in Riga. The ceremony will be attended by Deputy Speaker Dagmāra Beitnere-Le Galla, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Latvia Mr Olexandr Mischenko, Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Refat Chubarov, the Dendrologist Association of Latvia. The Crimean Linden was announced a tree of the year in Latvia in 2019 as the sign of solidarity with Ukraine and the Crimean Tatar people.
At 16:00 the Museum of Occupation of Latvia will host the opening of the exhibition ADULT CRIMEAN CHILDHOOD by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty journalist Anton Naumlyuk. The exhibition is about children left without the parental care as the result of the Russian political terror in the occupied peninsula, including illegal arrests, abductions, and killings.
At 17:40 the big Crimean Tatar flag will be unfolded at the Freedom Monument on occasion of the international campaign “United by the Flag - #LIBERATECRIMEA”, which is open for signing wishes to the Crimean Tatar people. The event is aimed at drawing the attention of the world community to illegal occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as a result of the Russian aggression and supporting the Crimean Tatar people in its aspiration to leave freely at the land – Crimea, which is an integral part of Ukraine.
In October 2018 activists the campaign “United by the Flag - #LIBERATECRIMEA” was launched, within which the national flag of the Crimean Tatar people is travelling around the world and on 26 June, on the day of the Crimean Tatar flag, will return back to Kyiv. The flag arrived to Riga from Estonia and will travel further to Vilnius.