The new Ministry for Reintegration of the Territories of Ukraine intends to establish a National Centre for documenting violations of rights and freedoms in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and a reintegration fund “Krym”.
Oksana Koliada, Minister for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine told Krym.Realii about it.
According to her, both projects will be funded by the state budget and are planned to be launched in 2020.
“We have initiated the creation of a National Centre for documenting violations of rights and freedoms in the temporarily occupied territories. Thus, we want to create a state institution, which will form the political position of Ukraine. Now we are in the process of developing a mechanism of action of the centre,” said Oksana Koliada.
The documentation centre will summarize data from the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, all levels at “Donbas SOS” organization and other non-governmental organizations as noted by the Ministry. It is planned that the activities of the centre will become the basis for filing claims to international courts in Ukrainian cases against Russia. The centre will also provide data on information requests from other Ministries, journalists and international organizations.
In its turn, reintegration fund “Krym” will provide grant support to Crimean contests and festivals on the territory of mainland Ukraine, scientific research, displaced mass-media from the Peninsula, non-governmental organizations and others.
It is planned that both budgetary organizations will cooperate with the international community.