U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, U.S. Charge d’Affaires in Ukraine George Kent discussed with the leaders of the Crimean Tatar people, officials and MPs the situation in the temporarily occupied Crimea and the Crimean Platform summit.
“Honored to meet with Crimean Tatar MPs and government officials to discuss Russia’a ongoing occupation of Crimea, persecution of the population, and the upcoming Crimean platform,” the U.S. Embassy said on Facebook.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine ratified a framework agreement between the governments of Ukraine and the Republic of Turkey on cooperation in the construction of housing for representatives of the Crimean Tatar people and benefit-entitled Ukrainian citizens.
According to the law, the concept of “indigenous people of Ukraine” is defined as an “autochthonous ethnic community that has formed on the territory of Ukraine…” According to the definition, the law proposes to establish that the indigenous peoples of Ukraine include Crimean Tatars, Karaites, and Krymchaks.
President Volodymyr Zelensky signed the bill into law on July 21.