"During the whole history of the Crimean Tatars they were tried to be destroyed and expelled from Crimea", - Representative of the President of Ukraine in the ARC Tasheva

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Muarrir
18 May 2022, 13:40
Muarrir
18 May 2022, 13:40

During the whole history of the Crimean Tatar people they were tried to be destroyed and expelled from Crimea, but we, like swallows, always return home.

This statement was made by the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Tamila Tasheva on the occasion of the anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars.

She noted that the pain of the Crimean Tatar people is a common pain of all Ukraine.

“In an order of May 11, 1944, the Soviet totalitarian regime, without any evidence, accused the entire indigenous people of Crimea of ​​"collaborationism", which was the formal reason for the deportation of Crimean Tatars to Central Asia.

As early as May 18, 1944, the most tragic page in the history of the Crimean Tatar people began. At 3 o'clock in the morning, the Soviet military broke into the houses and forced thousands of Crimean Tatar families to collect their belongings. People were given half an hour to gather, and taken to the stations of Bakhchisarai, Dzhankoi and Simferopol, and from there were sent by freight cars to the "special settlement" to the East: in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and other Soviet republics", she said.

Tasheva reminded that about 200,000 Crimean Tatars were deported from Crimea, from their homes. According to various estimates, up to 46% of deportees died on the way and in the first years after deportation.

"Only with the acquisition of Ukraine's independence in 1991, Crimean Tatars were finally able to return home to Crimea and live freely and build their history with Ukrainians and other peoples", she noted.