Mustafa Dzhemilev announced that he will give €100,000 out of the €1 million award he received with the Polish Solidarity Prize to the bereaved families of Heaven’s Hundred and the families of the soldiers killed during the anti-terrorist operation in Eastern Ukraine, reports Ukrinform.
“The only caveat is that, as it turns out, the award may not be spent for humanitarian purposes. However, on that issue I was able to persuade them to allow me to allocate at least €100,000 to provide assistance to the families of Heaven’s Hundred, who died on Maidan for our sake, and to the families of those who died during the anti-terrorist operation. They [the Polish] didn’t have heart to say ‘No, it is not allowed’,” says the former head Mejli.
Another €700,000 of the award will be used for democracy development projects, stated the leader of the Crimean Tatars.
“Since Crimea currently presents an acute problem, with the necessity of its liberation from the occupation, of course, we would like most of the projects to be aimed just that. This includes establishing information centres andmonitoring human rights violations on the territory of Crimea. It will be a rather expensive project, because it requires a network of informants all over Crimea, and also websites and a publication. In short, it’s, a big job. And I don’t believe it can be limited just to one project,” the politician pointed out.
Mr. Dzhemilev said that he was pleased when it was mentioned during the prize presentation that the Crimean Tatar people are known for achieving their goals without spilling blood.
Source: ЄвроМайдан – EuroMaydan
Translated by Svitlana Skob,edited by Robin Rohrback
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