On December 28, activists of the international movement for the de-occupation of Crimea and solidarity with the Crimean Tatar people #LiberateCrimea presented the Strategy of the movement online. The participants presented the public part of the Strategy and prospects for the further implementation of #LiberateCrimea. The event was joined by activists of the movement from different countries of the world, including “ARC” experts, who shared their experience of working on the liberation of Crimea and the formation of solidarity with the Crimean Tatar people. Representatives of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry and the Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people took part in the discussion.
At the beginning of the event, Aet Kukk, Head of the Estonian Institute for Human Rights, who supported the development of the #LiberateCrimea strategy, made a welcoming speech. In particular, the activists spoke about the results of the international summer “Camp Freedom”, of the campaign “United by the Flag – #LiberateCrimea”, about actions and pickets around the world aimed at strengthening the civil voice in support of the de-occupation of Crimea, about information (citylight) campaigns and concerts against Russian aggression, as well as about the results of the campaign “Candidate, tell me: whose Crimea?”, about the start of the campaign “Deputy, help the prisoners of the Kremlin!” and about other #LiberateCrimea initiatives.
After the presentation of the strategy, activists of the movement from Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and other countries of the world made speeches. They shared their experience of organizing rallies, pickets and other events in support of the liberation of Crimea and the formation of solidarity with the Crimean Tatar People. The activists noted that they intend to continue to fight for the de-occupation of the Ukrainian peninsula in a non-violent and creative way. Particular attention of the participants was paid to the role of the public and expert organizations in preparation for the launch of the “Crimean Platform”.