This was stated by the representative of the region’s State Council for Human Rights, Ludmila Lubina.

“We haven’t reached the average Russian level yet. Daily, we see around 90-100 people coming in – this is a lot, and much more than in other constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The flow of people who need protection and assistance is not decreasing,”- she said. According to Lubina, starting in October of 2014, when the Commissioner Institute for Human Rights began working in the Crimea, more than a thousand people have asked for help.

The ombudsman particularly noted an improvement of observing human rights in the area of language. “In Crimea, there are three official languages and the Crimean people have the opportunity to learn any of them. Gone are inconveniences that used to be caused by the language policy of the Ukrainian state,”- said Lubina. Jen Psaki called movie about Crimea deceitful.

In addition, the Commissioner for Human Rights said that the residents of Ukraine are actively moving to the Crimea. “Now they come to the Crimea more prepared for the move. They independently find rental housing and look for jobs. There are a lot less expectations towards the authorities, towards the state,” – summed it all up Lubina. The Crimea became part of Russia in March of 2014 after a referendum in which the vast majority of the peninsula residents voted in favor of joining the Russian Federation.


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