Tamila Tasheva

Tamila Tasheva was appointed in April 2022 by President Zelenskyy to the position of Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (previous position — Deputy Permanent Representative since October 25, 2019).

At the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea, she became a co-founder and long-term coordinator of the CrimeaSOS, one of the most famous and effective human rights organizations in Ukraine dealing with the topic of temporarily occupied Crimea (implementing partner UNHCR). She is a human rights activist and one of the Crimean Tatar young generation leaders. Before her appointment to a public position Ms. Tasheva is actively involved in IDP issues, the human rights situation in Crimea, advocacy activities, and the development of the Ukrainian social protection legislation and international humanitarian law regarding the temporarily occupied territories.

Ms. Tamila Tasheva has a wide experience in the civil society sector. Before the occupation of Crimea, she successfully implemented a series of cultural and educational projects and civic initiatives promoting the Crimean Tatar people’s culture and developing civil society in Ukraine.

In a government position, being a part of President Zelenskyy`s team, she worked on the adoption of the Strategy for Deoccupation and Reintegration of the Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol, the Law on Hostages and Political Prisoners, the Law on Indigenous Peoples of Ukraine, by which Crimean Tatars, Karaites, and Krymchaks are recognized as indigenous peoples of Ukraine. Tamila Tasheva was also involved in activities of the Crimea Platform (an international tool for the deoccupation of Crimea, initiated by President Zelenskyy).

The Mission of the President of Ukraine in Crimea headed by Tamila Tasheva performs the functions of the Office of the Crimea Platform. Currently, the Office is working on tasks related to the first steps after deoccupation, in particular, on issues of responsibility, property rights, personnel reserve, citizenship, and other issues, and the team has also developed a strategy for the economic recovery of Crimea after deoccupation.

In 2019, Tamila Tasheva was awarded the state award of the Order of Princess Olga 3rd degree, and at the end of the year, she won the Polish Sergio Vieira de Mello Award in the “Personality” category for the activities aimed at peaceful coexistence and cooperation between societies, religions, and cultures.