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13612FW: An important report on Crimea's national minorities

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  • Inci Bowman
    Aug 19, 2013
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      Please note that Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) issued a significant report. Anyone seriously interested in Crimea should read it. According to the OSCE, a Russian version will also be available soon.

      OSCE's Report on Crimea

      The OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities issued an important report, The Integration of Formerly Deported People in Crimea, Ukraine (August 2013). It provides an up-to-date analysis of the current situation with respect to national minorities in Crimea and offers recommendations for easing inter-ethnic tensions. "While the Government of Ukraine and the Crimean authorities have made laudable attempts to facilitate repatriation and resolve some of the issues facing the formerly deported people (FDPs), many structural problems remain," notes Knut Vollebaek, High Commissioner on National Minorities. Among the experts who contributed to the report is Dr. Idil Izmirli, a board member of the International Committee of Crimea, Inc. The report is in English and available at the OSCE Web site: https://www.osce.org/hcnm/104309.

      You may also view OSCE’s announcement at: http://www.osce.org/hcnm/104318

      Inci Bowman

      Washington, DC