The situation of the Crimean Tatars has significantly improved during the stay of the Peninsula from the Russian Federation, said permanent Commissioner of Russia to the OSCE Andrey Kelin.
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions after held there in March 2014 referendum in which an overwhelming number of residents were in favour of joining the Russian Federation. According to the Treaty of accession, all residents of Crimea are recognized as Russian citizens, if Not wrote a post about wanting to leave the citizenship of Ukraine. According to the FMS, the request for abandonment of Russian citizenship filed only 3427 people. Only in the Crimea is home to about 2 million people.
"in one year, find the region in the Russian legal field due to the measures taken to resolve long-standing issues in the life of the Crimean Tatar people has been a qualitative change for the better" - said in a statement " at the appropriate meeting of the OSCE, published by the Department of information and press of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
He said that the Crimean Tatar language was declared the state language of the Republic on a par with Russian and Ukrainian, and in the current academic year in fifteen educational institutions of Crimea offer training on it. In addition, according to k?lin, on the Peninsula commenced the construction of housing, schools, electricity, water, gas supply, Sewerage, and roads in areas inhabited by peoples who were deported in the mid-twentieth century, which was Not done previously. Also planned events for reimbursement of relocation expenses and baggage repressed persons in the Republic of Crimea.
In this case, "any noteworthy data as if the violation of rights and freedoms (and Not only concerning national minorities) is checked by the competent authorities and, if it is substantiated, action will be taken to remedy the situation and bring the perpetrators to justice," added the envoy.
"I cannot but Express my regret that the Ukrainian side and some other colleagues are trying unfair to play the theme "disaster" of the Crimean Tatars, as well as among them in order to incite spiteful sentiments", He concluded.