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Rally in support of Ukraine's sovereignty held in Istanbul



(MENAFN - UkrinForm) An action in support of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and against the Russian aggression was held in Istanbul.

As the Radio Liberty reports, the action was organized by the Crimean Tatar community of Istanbul. The representatives of Ukrainian non-governmental organizations came to support the activists.

The protesters held the Crimean Tatar, Turkish and Ukrainian flags in their hands and the posters reading "Putin, stop war!", "Crimea without Russia", "Crimea is homeland of Crimean Tatars", "Stop occupation", "We support territorial the integrity of Ukraine."

The community of the Crimean Tatars in Turkey also appealed to the Turkish authorities, NGOs and the media, saying that Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians need their support and proper coverage of Russian aggression. Head of the Crimean Tatar community Dzhelial Ichten expressed hope that Turkey would not stand aside and would join the sanctions imposed by the European Union and the United States of America.

As reported, on November 25, Russian border ships committed the acts of aggression against three Ukrainian ships heading from the port of Odesa to the port of Mariupol. The Russian special forces fired and seized three Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait. There were 24 sailors aboard.

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Rally in support of Ukraine's sovereignty held in Istanbul

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