British Ambassador commemorates those who dared to say ‘Crimea is Ukraine’.

The United Kingdom commemorates those who bravely protested Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian Crimea.

“Today Ukraine marks the Day of Resistance to the Occupation of Crimea & Sevastopol. We commemorate the 1000s of people who bravely protested Russia’s disgraceful land-grab from Ukraine, including those killed, injured and prosecuted for daring to say that #CrimeaIsUkraine,” British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons tweeted on the occasion of the Day of Resistance to Russia’s Occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol.

On February 26, Ukraine marks the Day of Resistance to Russia’s Occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

On February 26, 2014, a mass rally organized by the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people took place in front of the Crimean Parliament building in Simferopol to protest against the intentions to annex Crimea from Ukraine. Since then, February 26 has become a symbol of Ukraine's resistance to occupation, which has been lasting already for seven years.

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