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Coordinating Council of Congress of the internally displaced persons from Crimea

The period 2014-2015 is one of the most difficult periods in the history of Ukraine, when the aggressor country occupied the Crimea, occupying our territories in the east of Ukraine. At that time, the Crimeans managed to self-organize and repel.

It was at this time that representatives of Crimean organizations and civic activists, united as much as possible, held the First All-Ukrainian Congress of Forced Migrants from Crimea on May 23, 2014 in Kyiv. During the unification event it was decided to create a public union “Coordinating Council of organizations of IDPs from Crimea”. Thanks to all the active Crimeans who joined the fight at the time, | it was possible to create a public platform that became the basis for a mature fight against the aggressor country. We were able to actively resist the occupier in the information, educational, cultural war. We were able to come up with recommendations for the public authorities on the necessary actions to de-occupy Crimea. On May 29, 2015, the Second All-Ukrainian Congress of IDPs from Crimea was held in Kyiv.

The results of our joint actions with the Crimean organizations are the creation of an inter-factional association “Crimea”, the adoption of the Law of Ukraine “On Ensuring the Rights and Freedoms of Internally Displaced Persons”, the initiative to create the Ministry of Occupied Crimea – as a result, the State Civil Service of Ukraine was initially formed. issues of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, – now we have the Ministry of temporary occupied territories and IDPs. Practically all law enforcement agencies of Crimea have been restored.

Thanks to the assured actions and efforts of the public, the activity of the Taurida Vernadsky National University was restored, and the first steps were taken so that children from the occupied Crimea had a simplified system of education in the higher education institutions of Ukraine. This relay is surely already being implemented at the state level.

Our active activity during these years gave us the opportunity to conclude a Memorandum with the Inter-factional Deputies’ Association “Crimea”, after which committee and parliamentary hearings were held on the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea. And as a result, we have a real legal document: The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Resolution 1602-VIII of September 22, 2016 “On Recommendations of the Parliamentary Hearings on” The Strategy of Reintegration into Ukraine of the Temporarily Occupied Territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol: methods and methods “.

Many actions with human rights organizations in defense of our prisoners, many complaints about violation of the rights of Crimeans in the occupied territory, support of those who made the call to the occupier.

Much has been done and even more questions that still need to be done today because they remain unfulfilled. It is important today to evaluate our efforts to understand what we have done and what we are expected to do …

We must, first of all, analyze the strategic already adopted non-compliant legislative documents. Understand why? What we all need to do now for our purpose — to return Crimea!

Obviously, to do this, we must first come together, carry out a professional analysis of the implementation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Resolution and work out clear and confident steps, involving as much as possible civil society for further action on the issue of the Crimean peninsula