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Ukrainian newspaper in occupied Crimea

20.02.2017, 13:11

The new newspaper is goign to be published on a quarterly circulation under 500 copies in Russia annexed Crimea. Director of Media Center Gasprynsky Oksana Loboda states it on Facebook stated, hromadske.ua reports. The center is established by occupied authorities.

"The new outlet doesn't relay with "Krumska svitlytsia" that existed before. This new project for other purposes. The organization "Ukrainian Community of Crimea" came with proposal  to create a newspaper that tells about the cultural and social life of Ukrainian people living in the Crimea. The Chairman of organizatio is Oleg Usyk, the Vice - Anastasia Hrydchyna. We are not talking about keeping a separate edition, as the community members will write materials. Gasprynsky Media Center covers only printing costs"- she wrote.

"Ukrainians - the second nationality in the Republic of Crimea in size, about 350 thousand people. In my opinion, they are entitled to their own newspaper. This is a part of the state policy to support the media in their native languages, its development. Besides, Ukrainian language gained official status in the Republic of the Crimea,"- Loboda wrote.

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