SIMFEROPOL (QHA) -

Chubarov’s 5-year ban on entering Crimea is connected with his actions to inflame ethnic strife in Crimea, Acting Premier of Crimea Sergei Aksenov said on Monday.

“Everybody trying today to sow ethnic strife in the Republic of Crimea should be isolated either way,” Aksenov told reporters. “These issues are very sensitive in Crimea.”

“Everybody, who attempts people of different confessions collide, will not be in the territory of Crimea,” he said. “Adequate measures will be taken towards everybody.”

As we earlier reported, on July 5 Chubarov was barred from entering Crimea at the Chongar checkpoint on Ukraine-Crimea border, over “extremist statements” and was handed over a note, banning him from entering Crimea for 5 years.

The same ban was imposed against Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev in May.

 

QHA