In its resolution 2019/2202 of 11 February 2021, the European Parliament, assessing the degree of implementation of the Association Agreement by Ukraine, called on the Ukrainian authorities to protect the rights of indigenous peoples, including Crimean Tatars on legislative level, including ensuring their right to objective information in their native language.

The resolution also contained the concerns of the European Union due to the lack of a separate program in the state budget of Ukraine for 2021 to help deported citizens (the “ARC” has already written about this problem). At the same time, the European Parliament praised Ukraine’s development of the Strategy for Support of the Crimean Tatar Language until 2032.

In addition, resolution 2019/2022 called on the European Commission and on the European External Action Service to immediately develop a sanctions mechanism similar to the Magnitsky Act against individuals and entities, involved in mass human rights violations in the occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas, as well as those involved in corruption.