SIMFEROPIL / AQMESCIT (QHA) - The members of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar Nation were outraged by Andriy Balytsky’s
"Crimean Caliphate"
report , that appeared recently on the air of Russian channel RTR. It was stated by Chief of the foreign relation division of the Majlis Ali Hamzin in his interview to “Novoross”

In Mr. Hamzin’s opinion this information means that in Ukraine and Russia the provocation is preparing. They use Crimean Tatars and Muslims factor as so-called “rampaging Islamists” to prevent the agreement between EU and Ukraine to be signed.

“Such statements may shock and cause negative attitude toward Crimean Muslims – that
mostly Crimean Tatars. That is the policy Russian Media is followed by towards Crimean Tatars in Ukraine”, - claimed Mr.Hamzin.

He believes that the report is provocative and based on misinformation, because these facts about Crimean Tatars are not true. 

Namely, the report informs that at the meeting "Hizb ut-Tahrir", held on June 6 in Simferopol / Aqmescit, recruitment of volunteers in Syria took place despite of the ban of the District Court of Crimea. In addition, Mr.Hamzin claims Balytsky’s article on website RTR TV channel “Vesti” is not less provocative. Titled "Recruitment, secret headquarters and punishment: radical Islamists in Crimea" distorts the Crimean Muslims.

“It is quite enough to suppose Mr.Balyysky’s report as barefaced lies and provocation.” - Stated Mr. Ali Hamzin.

The Chief of the foreign relation division of the Majlis is sure those who make lying statements on the air of foreign state should be punished by law.