District House of Culture in Novooleksiyivka hosted a meeting with the public representatives of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people. The meeting was held within the visit of the Chairman and members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, including its Head Refat Chubarov and the members Riza Shevko, Eskender Bariev, Gayana Yuksel, Gulnara Bekirova, Aqmescit Suleymanov and Hasan Aliev. Member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Gayana Yuksel told QHA about the meeting.

The event was also attended by the Mufti of Crimea Ayder Rustamov, the Coordinator of Crimean Civil blockade Lenur Islyamov and the Novooleksiyivka Village Council Chairman Aleksandr Burkovsky. Member of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars Executive Committee Mukremin Shahin participated in the meeting as well.

Such meetings with compatriots are traditional in the work of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people. They were especially frequent in 2013 - early 2014, when the last body of the Mejlis was elected. Then the members of the Mejlis traveled every region of the Crimea and had the opportunity to communicate with compatriots.

“All our work now, here in the region, as well as in Kyiv and in the international arena, is based on the desire to return Crimea. And one of the directions of this work is strengthening the community in the border regions with the Crimea. We try as hard as we can to assist in solving the problems in these areas,” Chubarov said.


Head of the Mejlis separately reported on implementation of 20 million Hryvnia allocated from the budget of Ukraine in 2016 on the program of assistance to the deported citizens. Of the allocated funds only 4.6 million Hryvnia have been used, for the money was allocated just before the New Year. Thus, 1.9 million were used for the district hospital needs, 1 million Hryvnia for education - schools and kindergartens, 1.7 million were used for cultural institutions. Moreover, the project on the TIKA program was implemented in the region.


Next the residents were able to ask questions. Like in the other district, these issues were related to the health system and the utilities field.

Earlier, on January 29-30 delegation of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people arrived in Genichesk district of Kherson region on a working visit.