Petro Poroshenko has appointed Boris Babin new permanent representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea. The officer will have to pursue the return of Crimea, which Ukrainian authorities believe the “occupied” territory.
Statement on the appointment of Borys Babin to the post of permanent representative was posted on the official website of the President of Ukraine. His first Deputy will become Izet Gdanov.
Poroshenko believes that the main task of the newly appointed officials will be the “restoration of Ukrainian sovereignty over the temporarily occupied Ukrainian Crimea.” While Babin is mandated to prepare a package of amendments to the Constitution, but does not specify which ones.
It is noted that the Ukrainian President praised the work of officials in the Ministry of justice and human rights. In particular, it is mentioned that Babin has worked with representatives of the European court of human rights.
In addition, Poroshenko instructed to include in structure of the permanent mission in the Crimea, a new position. Appointed fellow will be engaged in the protection of the rights of the Crimean Tatar people.
A provisional representation of the President of Ukraine in Crimea is located in Kherson. Earlier the post of Ambassador was occupied by Natalia Popovich. According to the TV channel “Rain”, the decision on its resignation was accepted after a meeting with Mustafa Jemilev (authorized by the President on Affairs of the Crimean Tatar people) and Chairman of prohibited on the territory of Russia, the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov.
Recall that in late June, Poroshenko has instructed the Constitutional Commission to draft amendments to the law on the status of Crimea. Experts believe that Kiev authorities want to consolidate the Peninsula the status of a national-territorial autonomy of the Crimean Tatars as part of a unitary Ukraine.
Crimea became part of Russia after the March 2014 referendum. According to official figures, 97% of the inhabitants of the Peninsula voted for joining Russia.