KYIV (QHA) -

Crimean issue should be at state level in 2016, MP Refat Chubarov, the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, told a press conference "De-occupation of Crimea: a task for the state and society in 2016".

- Currently we are changing the blockade format. As of now, our people will stand side by side with the border guards to ensure the fulfillment of terms under a decree by Cabinet of Ministers that are to come into effect on January 16, said Chubarov.

The Mejlis Head also told about the plans for 2016, reported the QHA newsman.

- Neither the President nor anyone else should avoid the Crimean issue. Due to the blockade, we have brought the Crimean Tatar issue back to the international politics. We should do everything that this question does not become a peripheral one. Ukrainian society supported us tremendously with people from all parts of Ukraine coming to bolster the blockade, said Chubarov.

QHA