Remarks by Acting DCM John Ballard at the “Hostages of the Occupation” Exhibition Opening

February 26, 2020 I’m pleased to join you here today for the opening of the Hostages of the Occupation exhibition. The U.S. Embassy is honored to support this powerful artistic expression through our Democracy Grants Program. I want to thank Vernadsky Taurida National University for hosting the exhibition and today’s event. In fact, Vernadsky Taurida ...
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Sentencing of Akhtem Chiygoz, Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis

Press Statement Heather Nauert  Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 13, 2017 We are deeply troubled by the conviction and 8-year sentence handed down on September 10 in Crimea to the Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, Akhtem Chiygoz, in connection with baseless charges related to a demonstration that took place before Russia’s occupation even ...
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