The leader of the Crimean Tatars, the Presidential Commissioner of Ukraine for Crimean Tatar people Affairs, MP Mustafa Dzhemilev, who is on a visit to the US, met with former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, according to the information on his Facebook page.

Dzhemilev noted that McFaul, who served as US Ambassador to Russia from 2011 to 2014, is well acquainted with Russia and its policies.

“I had an opportunity to get to know and talk with Michael McFaul, professor, director of the Stanford Institute of International Studies Freeman Spogli Institue (FSI), who from 2011 to 2014 served as US ambassador to the Russian Federation and personally knows this country,” Dzhemilev wrote.

No less interesting meeting, according to Dzhemilev, was held with the famous American philosopher and publicist, Stanford University professor Francis Fukuyama.

“An interesting conversation took place, because Ukraine has long been under attention of this political scientist,” said the MP.

Mustafa Dzhemilev further noted that tonight he is to give a lecture at Stanford University.

Earlier QHA reported that on May 24 Dzhemilev in Washington was awarded the medal "For Serving Democracy" of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), founded by the US Congress.

Jorgan Andrews, Head of the Department of Eastern Europe at the US State Department, said at the award ceremony that this award is recognition of Mustafa Dzhemilev's spiritual strength, his devotion to democracy, determined protection of human dignity and national unity of the Crimean Tatars.

Earlier QHA reported that Mustafa Dzhemilev met in Washington with representatives of the US Administration, congressmen, senators and experts.

The key topics of the meetings were the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, the fight against the violation of human rights and freedoms in the Crimea temporarily occupied by Russia, as well as the support of the Crimean Tatar people and Ukrainian activists on the peninsula, particularly in the context of the release of political prisoners held by the occupiers in the Crimea and the territory of the Russian Federation.