Croatia ready to help children of Crimean Tatars imprisoned by Kremlin

Croatia ready to help children of Crimean Tatars imprisoned by Kremlin

Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković has put forward an initiative to help children of Crimean Tatar families and Ukrainians from Crimea, whose parents are imprisoned by the occupation regime.

First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko informed this on her Facebook after a meeting with Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković.

"We discussed a wide range of bilateral issues, activation of intergovernmental relations and inter-parliamentary dialogue, as well as coordination of efforts within parliamentary assemblies and commissions. We also informed about the progress of reforms in Ukraine and appreciated the suggestions on law compliance and European integration," she wrote.

According to Gerashchenko, the security and humanitarian situation in Donbas and Crimea, its transformation from the tourist peninsula into the military base was also discussed, as well as the issue of hostage release.

"Prime Minister of Croatia has initiated rendering the assistance to Crimean Tatar children of the detained fathers, expressed his will to enhance cooperation in programs of demining, psychological and medical rehabilitation of soldiers, military doctors and psychologists training," she notes.

The Croatian counterparts are also ready to promote the problem of Ukrainian hostages, missing persons, the ICRC members’ admittance to prisons and occupied territories with the aim to broaden this humanitarian information across the European institutions, Gerashchenko added.


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