On March 30, 2017 an event dedicated to the Third anniversary of the illegal annexation of Ukrainian Crimea by Russia was held at the premises of the University of Nicosia with participation of the diplomatic corps in Cyprus, politicians, scientists and Ukrainian community.
During the event the documentary named “Crimea. Resistance” commissioned by the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine in 2016 was screened at Cine Studio of the University of Nicosia. The documentary focuses on civil resistance, which tried to resist the Russian invasion of the peninsula.
The photo exhibition “Abroad” of a Ukrainian documentary photographer, journalist and sociologist Emine Ziyatdinova about occupied Crimea was also held. The exhibition “Abroad” is a joint project of Amnesty International Ukraine and independent curators, organized with support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
In his address to the guests Ambassador of Ukraine to Cyprus Mr. Borys Humeniuk described the content of the documentary and emphasized the historical facts of persecutions of the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatars by Stalin's regime. While presenting the works of Emine Ziyatdinova Ambassador drew attention to the gross violations of human rights by occupation authorities in Crimea and described the general situation on the peninsula resulted by the Russian aggression against Ukraine.