November 05, 2019 year 13:16
In view of the certain insinuations and provocations of certain individuals regarding the awarding with the “For the support to the Crimean Tatar people” medal, the Crimean Tatar Community informs that:
- the Crimean Tatar Community is an independent organization whose membership includes members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and delegates to the Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar people; it acts in accordance with the Ukrainian legislation. The Community has full autonomy in its decisions and does not coordinate its own decisions related to implementation of its statutory tasks.
- the “For the support to the Crimean Tatar people” medal is an award of the Community; accordingly, decisions regarding persons awarded with the medal are made exclusively by the Community. Consequently, no individual or legal entity can influence decisions of the Community.
- the “For the support to the Crimean Tatar people” medal is awarded to public figures, civic activists and human rights defenders who have made a significant contribution to protecting the rights of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people, their right to live freely in their historic Homeland.
At the same time, we shall note that provocative interference by certain individuals with the work of the Crimean Tatar Community is unacceptable at a time when Crimean Tatars should remain united. Personal dramas and grudges demonstrated by certain individuals should remain outside the interests of the Crimean Tatar national movement.