On April 26, 2020, as part of the Twentieth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, CTRC, Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People and the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN held a side event entitled “Threats to Sustainable Indigenous Development in Interstate Conflicts on the Example of Russian-Occupied Crimea”. The event was attended by Head of the Mejlis Refat Chubarov, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Sergiy Kyslytsya, Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center Eskender Bariev and by “ARC” expert Oleksiy Plotnikov.
During the side event, the speakers presented information on Russia’s discriminatory policies and practices as an aggressor State in the occupied Crimea against Indigenous Peoples, and discussed the environmental and humanitarian challenges facing the Indigenous Peoples of the Crimea. During the side event, Associate Professor Oleksiy Plotnikov highlighted the key points of his own research on the violation by the aggressor state of the right of the Indigenous Peoples of Ukraine to the sustainable development. The full text of the Dr. Plotnikov’s study is published on the “ARC” website .