On 24 April Ambassador of Ukraine to Latvia Olexandr Mischenko and member of the parliament, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov met with Speaker of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia Ināra Mūrniece and with Foreign Affairs Committee.
The Mejlis Chairman has conveyed the Appeal to Parliaments and Governments of the United Nations Organization on recognition of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people, calling to recognize the 1944 deportations as the genocide and condemn the ongoing policy of ethnocide of the Crimean Tatar people by the occupying power of the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Rihards Kols informed about the adoption by the Committee of the Statement on commemoration of the 75th anniversary of deportation of Crimean Tatars and non-recognition policy of illegal annexation of Crimea, which recognizes the deportation of Crimean Tatars as a genocide. The statement will be submitted to the Saeima for consideration at the Plenary Session of 16 May – on the eve of the 75th anniversary of deportation of Crimean Tatars on 18 May.
The Speaker of the Saeima stated invariable support for territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and commended the level of cooperation with Ukraine and active parliamentary dialogue. Upon the request of Refat Chubarov Speaker Mūrniece signed the big flag of Crimean Tatars, which within the international campaign “United by the flag - #LIBERATECRIMEA is travelling around the world and was in Riga on that day.
The Embassy is gratefull official photos, provided by Saeima photographers: Ernests Dinka, Ieva Ābele.