President Petro Poroshenko has signed a Decree to appoint Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov Head of the Council of Representatives of the Crimean Tatar People.
Also, the Decree makes amendments to the Regulations of the Council. Particularly, the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People shall become the Head of the Council of Representatives of the Crimean Tatar People. The Head of the Council shall be appointed and dismissed from duty by the President.
The Head of the Council shall also approve the composition of the Council. All members of the Council shall take part in its work on a voluntary basis. The workplace of the Council shall be transferred from Simferopol in the occupied Crimea to Kyiv.
The Council of Representatives of the Crimean Tatar People is a consultative-advisory body under the President of Ukraine the main tasks of which are the analysis, forecast and elaboration of proposals on political, legal, socio-economic, cultural and other issues related to the return to Ukraine and adaptation of deported Crimean Tatar People, as well as its integration into the Ukrainian society.