понедельник, 5 марта 2012 г.

Crimean Tatars stage protest to demand land plots

About two dozen Crimean Tatars staged a noisy rally outside Ukraine's government headquarters on Wednesday to demand land in compensation for family property seized in World War II.

Protesters blew horns and chanted Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's name, urging the government to allocate 15,000 plots of land to Tatars in the Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula.

Several protesters said they have been on a hunger strike for almost a week and demonstrators vowed to carry on until their demands are met.

Hunger striker Yulian Rybchynsky, who returned to the Crimean capital Simferopol three years ago, said he wants compensation for family land seized when …

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