Preventing Another Tragedy: The Plight of Crimean Tatars

A conversation with:
H.E. Valeriy Chaly
Embassy of Ukraine

Ms. Emine Dzheppar
First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Information Policy

Dr. Agnia Grigas 
Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center 
Atlantic Council​

The Hon. John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council and the Embassy of Ukraine on Monday, May 16, 2016, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th St NW, 12th Floor, West Tower Elevators), for a discussion on the growing repression of the Tatars in Russian-occupied Crimea.

On May 18, 1944, the Soviet Union began the deportation of Crimean Tatars to Central Asia. Decades later, Tatars returned to an independent Ukraine. Since Russia’s illegally attempted annexation of Crimea in 2014, Crimean Tatars have born the brunt of increasing human rights violations in the peninsula: they suffer searches, kidnappings, torture, and killings, and authorities shut down their cultural institutions. Recently, the Russian authorities banned the Mejlis, the Tatars’ legislature. The panel will discuss the Crimean Tatars’ plight, and how the West should respond to the human rights situation and the efforts to restore Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

We hope you can join us for this important and timely discussion ahead of Ukraine’s Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars.

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record. 

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