Refat Chubarov, Mejlis Chairman, responded to the Mejlis ban by posting a comment on his Facebook page last night.
“According to the decision of the Russian Ministry of Justice of April 18, 2016, the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people was included on the list of extremist organizations, whose activities are banned in Russia.
By occupying Crimea, the Putin regime took another step towards reducing the distance between it and the Hitler regime, which sentenced individual nations of occupied European countries to destruction ...
Actually, I have no questions to Putin: he behaves as brutally as the international community allows him to in the occupied Crimea...
It is quite another matter whether the Western leaders are aware of the consequences of their ostrich policy towards Russia, a country that is openly playing the role of arbiter of the fate of the world, for their people? Today, the Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians, Ukraine are under attack... Do not avoid the question: Who will Russia sentence tomorrow... It will be your country and your people ..."
On April 18, 2016, a message was posted on the official website of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation that the Mejlis of Crimean Tatars was included in the list of public and religious organizations, whose activities are suspended in Russia due to their extremist activities.