KYIV (QHA) -

Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and Ukrainian MP Refat Chubarov said on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has to take some specific steps with regard to the ambassadors of countries ready to support Russia's annexation of Crimea, thus indicating more assertive position of Ukraine.

“It is painful for me that four states of the former Soviet Union (Armenia, Belarus, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan), these four states, judging from the essence of their actions, are almost ready to admit that Crimea is not the territory of Ukraine. I had a conversation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and I think we have to take some specific steps, at least, with regard to ambassadors of these countries. And we must more clearly and firmly indicate out position that such behavior is unacceptable,” Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis said.

He also noted that in contrast to Donbas, where international observers and human rights activists are monitoring the situation, the occupiers in the Russian-annexed Crimea do not allow to provide legal protection or even assessment of the human rights situation.

As QHA reported earlier, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov said at a meeting with European politicians on December 9 that European countries must provide protection for Ukraine and Crimea to avert Russian threat from their territories.

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