"No one will manage to annex our memory. We remember that Crimea remains occupied, that security guarantees and international law are brutally wiped the ground with, that the region is being actively militarized, that the rights of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars are regularly violated in Crimea, freedom is being persecuted – freedom of speech, expression, religion – civic activists and journalists are being imprisoned. Currently, the Russian Federation holds in custody more than 100 political prisoners from Crimea," President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
As Zelensky assured, Ukraine is looking forward to the return of the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula and is doing everything possible to ensure that no one ever doubts that Crimea is Ukrainian.
On February 26, Ukraine marks the Day of Resistance to Russia’s Occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
On February 26, 2014, a mass rally organized by the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people took place in front of the Crimean Parliament building in Simferopol to protest against the intentions to annex Crimea from Ukraine. Since then, February 26 has become a symbol of Ukraine's resistance to occupation, which has been lasting already for seven years.
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