A new initiative to consolidate Ukraine’s push unite with Crimea is to get underway shortly.
Ukraine’s Ministry of Information Policy launched the campaign “Crimea is Ukraine” on the second anniversary of the Russian annexation of the Crimea, announced the press service of the Ministry.
Early March will see the campaign hitting billboards in Kharkiv and other cities in Ukraine.
The slogan “Crimea is Ukraine” was proposed by the Crimean settlers last February, Emine Dzheppar, adviser to the Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, told a press conference.
“The aim of the campaign is the consolidation of public opinion about the Crimea and formation of civil position of Ukrainians in which the Crimea is Ukraine,” said Dzeppar.
“Among other things, it is aimed at those Ukrainians who live in the Crimea and suffer from invaders’ repression. They urgently need support and solidarity of Ukraine.”
Well-known Ukrainian journalists and artists will participate in the campaign and tell about “our Crimea”.
People’s Artist of Ukraine Maria Burmaka told about her participation in the campaign. “Crimea is a piece of my heart and so is Ukraine. What Crimean Tatars are going through now is a repetition of the tragedy they have experienced in the 20th century. Therefore, more than ever, all Ukrainians should be united and this campaign is a step towards this.”
The campaign also includes videos in which the Ukrainians with words of support address to the inhabitants of the Crimea.
The National Council of Ukraine on television and radio broadcasting commercials gave the videos status of social advertising. Accordingly they are recommended for broadcast in most of the central and regional Ukrainian TV channels. The campaign is supported by the Crimean media.
A documentary dedicated to the annexation of the Crimea and the current political repressions against Ukrainians in the Crimea will be presented next week as a part of the campaign.