Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Welcome, Mr. Dzhemilev. I'd like to echo the comments of the chair and my colleagues in welcoming you and thanking you for being here, particularly for the 75th anniversary. I'd also like to thank you personally for your leadership and strong resolve for your people for decades. It's greatly admired.
I first became aware of the modern struggles the Crimean Tatars faced in Crimea with the aggression of the Putin regime through the work of Dr. Andrew Bennett. You may recall that he was Canada's ambassador for religious freedom. I know he travelled to Kiev. There were some investments in the religious freedom fund, and you collaborated with him on a few occasions, both in Ukraine and in Canada.
Can you talk a little about the work Dr. Bennett did, and whether you saw that work as a positive factor in raising awareness about the Crimean Tatars?