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MIP: V International Forum "Occupied Crimea: Five Years of Resistance" to Be Held in Kyiv

On 22 February 2019, a press conference titled “Presenting the V International Forum ‘Occupied Crimea: Five Years of Resistance’” was held at the press centre of Ukrinform news agency.

The press conference announced the events the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine and its partners are going to hold on the occasion of the fifth year of Crimean occupation.

On the evening of February 26th, the V International Forum “Occupied Crimea: Five Years of Resistance” is to be opened at Mystetskyi Arsenal.

“The key aim of the Forum and of all communication content of the Ministry relative to Crimea is to show the world that the so-called ‘democratic expression of the Crimeans’ will’ is nothing else but Russia’s crime against Ukraine, belligerent occupation; one of the crimes, which also include the shooting of the Heavenly Hundred and aggression in Donbas, which Russian propaganda presents as ‘civil war’,” said Emine Dzhaparova, First Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine.

The Forum is due to be held on February 27th and consist of three panel discussions about national and international instruments of fighting for Crimea’s return, and the human rights discourse drawing attention to human rights violations in the occupied peninsula.

The event will be attended by representatives of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, the Council of National Security and Defence of Ukraine and the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people; members of diplomatic missions; leading international experts; human rights activists; members of NGOs; and other people and organisations concerned.

According to Alim Aliev, programming director at Crimean House, a state company, the Forum will see the opening of “Wonderful Crimean Stories”, an exhibition, on February 26th, presenting Crimea as a unique multicultural space being part of Ukraine’s invaluable cultural legacy.

Accreditation for the media to the Forum is available until February 26th, 3:00pm, via [email protected]

The media is advised to arrive until 8:30am on February 27th, with a passport (ID card) and official ID.

Accreditation for the media to the opening of the exhibition and the Forum (February 26th) will be announced separately.

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