Crimean Tatars: President vetoed the Law on Restoration of the Rights of Persons Deported on Ethnic
Crimean Tatars do not understand why president vetoed the Law
on restoration of the rights of persons deported on ethnic basis
The First Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, MP Refat Chubarov is considering groundless the majority of objections of the Presidential Administration regarding the Law on restoration of the rights of persons deported on ethnic basis. It is due to them that Leonid Kuchma vetoed this law on Monday, July 19.
As R.Chubarov told the Deutsche Welle, many Crimean Tatars do not understand why president did not sign the law which was supported by 380 deputies as the result of compromise of various political forces of the parliament. He does not agree with the proposition of the Administration jurists to remove the definitions “deported peoples” and “deported ethnic minorities” from the law, leaving only “person, deported on ethnic basis.” Hard to understand are also objections of the presidential administration to the article on allocating the land to repatriates who returned to rural areas.
R.Chubarov has doubts that the law will be discussed again before the presidential elections, and he is certain that the presidential veto will have an impact on political attitude of repatriates. Being a member of the Our Ukraine faction, R.Chubarov said “our political opponents now have very little chances to assure Crimean Tatars why they have to vote for the pro-power candidate.”