Crimean Tatars: Crimea Leans to Yuschenko
Forum was organized upon the call from the parties and movements that supported Yuschenko in his election campaign.
More than 850 delegates, representing approx. 30 organizations had participated. Moreover, anther 15 organizations that were supporting Victor Yanukhovich also arrived.
Participants addressed Yuschenko in a joint statement, which claimed his support and readiness to help in the implementation of his Programme.
Participants urged the new Government to perform reforms of governmental structure, rising the standards of life, preserving the Russian-speaking cultural infrastructure of Crimea, the protection of Crimean Tatars.
They also witnessed the need for Yuschenko’s special control over the land privatization in Crimea. The most of these lands, now under the control of State or Local communities are recently riped of at a wide scale.
Borys Deich, the speaker of Crimean Parliament was also invited. During his speech several delegates, mostly – PORA members where crying “Shame!” preventing his from delivering the speech in that way.
“We do not doubt the outcomes of the elections and respect the choice of the people. That is why we will work with the new president as well as government and the Verkhovna Rada.