Reintegration ministry drafts concept for promoting Crimean Tatar language.

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The Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine has developed a draft concept for developing and popularizing the Crimean Tatar language for the period until 2032.

The draft concept was penned following rounds of consultations with the authorities, experts with the National Academy of Sciences, teachers, the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, media, NGOs, and experts, including in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, the ministry wrote on Facebook.

The draft has now been made brought for public debate. After being revised by and agreed with the central and local authorities in accordance with the established procedure, it will be submitted as a political proposal to be considered by the Cabinet before the relevant government act is adopted.

"The need to enhance state policy in the field of supporting the language of the indigenous people is caused by the deterioration of its position to a critical low as a result of the temporary occupation by Russia of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, where the vast majority of native speakers live, restrictions on the scope of the Crimean Tatar language on the temporarily occupied territories, in particular, by curbing opportunities for citizens to receive education in their native language," the ministry says.

Read also Ukraine's Foreign Ministry asks BBC News not to promote Russian false narratives Also, it is noted that since 2014, in the resolutions of the UN General Assembly and the reports of the UN Secretary General, deep concern has been repeatedly voiced about the limitations on preserving the identity and culture and receiving education in the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages in temporarily occupied Crimea.

"We tried to approach the Crimean Tatar language not only from the perspective of the need to preserve a unique heritage, but as a living speech that should be passed on from generation to generation and solve communication issues of the modern world. The Ministry of Reintegration has already turned to Google and Duolingo with a request to integrate the Crimean Tatar language into their technological platforms. In this regard, it is logical to support the development of the Crimean Tatar language based on the Latin script, which is absolutely consistent with international trends. This work will be carried out within the framework of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, during 2022-2032," said Ihor Yaremenko, Deputy Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine.

Read also Ukraine needs no Russian advice on language issue – NSDC secretary Russian occupation of Crimea

Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea in March 2014 after its troops had occupied the peninsula. An illegal referendum was held for Crimeans to decide on accession to Russia. De-facto Crimean authorities reported that allegedly 96.77% of the Crimean population had voted for joining Russia.

On March 18, 2014, the so-called agreement on the accession of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to Russia was signed in the Kremlin.

The West did not recognize the annexation in response to which sanctions against Russia were introduced.

Ukraine's parliament voted to designate February 20, 2014, as the official date when the temporary occupation of Crimea began.

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