Rada recognizes Crimean Tatars as indigenous people within Ukraine

20.03.2014 11:43 594

Ukrainian MPs have voted for a Verkhovna Rada statement on the guarantees of the rights of the Crimean Tatar people within Ukraine. This document also recognizes Crimean Tatars as an indigenous people within Ukraine.

KYIV, March 20 /Ukrinform/. Ukrainian MPs have voted for a Verkhovna Rada statement on the guarantees of the rights of the Crimean Tatar people within Ukraine. This document also recognizes Crimean Tatars as an indigenous people within Ukraine.

A total of 284 MPs voted for a respective decision on Thursday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported.

According to the resolution, Ukraine recognizes the Mejlis and Kurultai as governing bodies of the Crimean Tatar people.

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