The Embassy of Poland in Ukraine underscore that the international presence in Crimea is critical to avoid further deterioration of the situation. This was during the international forum “Crimea under occupation: consequences for Ukraine and the world,” said the second Secretary of the political Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland Anna Suchanek that read the address from the Polish Ambassador Jan Hell.
She noted that the Ambassador could not attend the forum. “I’ll read his statement. That is what he wanted you to hear,” said Suchanek.
“The Polish government knows about the atrocities, which are applied by Moscow against the Tatars of the Crimean population. The disappearance of youth, murder, political Affairs, the closure of schools, intimidation, violence and even torture,” she said.
Suchanek also added that Poland condemns the decision of the occupation authorities of the Crimea and the decision of the Supreme court of the Russian Federation, adopted in 2016, in which the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people were declared “extremist organization”.
“The Polish government believes that there should be proper access of the monitoring mission, human rights and non-governmental organizations in the Crimea”, – said Suchanek, stressing that “the international presence in Crimea is critical to avoid further deterioration of the situation in the Crimea.”
At the same time, as said the representative of the Embassy, “we need to establish a mechanism to work with Russia in the dialogue, the dialogue about the annexation”. “We need to emphasize the importance of the creation of Ukraine communications, communication with the population of Crimea”, – said Suchanek.
As you know, after the annexation of the Crimea Peninsula began mass repression of the Crimean Tatars. Residents ARC regularly searched, arrested, tortured and killed.
According to Deputy Prime Minister Ivanna klympush-Tsintsadze, from the beginning of the occupation in the Crimea, 12 people killed, 17 missing, and 39 more became political prisoners.