“I’m due to arrive in Washington late this evening. For the next two days my schedule will be pretty tight. After that I’m flying back to Kiev. My colleagues are headed to Strasbourg for PACE events dedicated to ways of making Crimea free of occupation,” says the message.

Chubarov went on to say that the Crimean Tatar Diaspora in New York is coordinating its actions with the Ukrainian one:

“There was a large rally yesterday held outside the UN building against Putin and Russia that occupied Crimea and unleashed a war in eastern Ukraine”.