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16 May, 2014 14:20   ▪  

“Premier” Aksionov bans Crimean Tatar rallies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of deportation by Soviet authorities

Serhiy Aksionov, the self-proclaimed Crimean Premier, bans mass events on the territory of the annexed Crimea through June 6. The copy of his decree was posted on his Facebook page

To explain his decision from May 16, Aksionov refers to the situation in South-Eastern Ukraine, the risk of provocations and victims, and the disruption of the summer vacation season, a crucial source of income for the majority of the local population.

 

The decree instructs his subject authorities to cancel all mass events planned for that period.

RELATED ARTICLE: Will History Repeat for the Crimean Tatars?

Meanwhile, May 18 is the date when Crimean Tatars commemorate the launch of Stalin’s deportations of Crimean Tatars from their homeland in 1944. This year is the 70th anniversary of the tragedy which Crimean Tatars consider the genocide of their people. 


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