Cossacks Union of Crimea named Mejlis illegal criminal group

6 January 2014 15:50
(QHA) - Cossacks Union of Crimea once again named the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people illegal criminal group. Moreover the Cossacks found Crimean Tatars guilty in bomb blasts in Volgograd, Russia, that killed over 30 people. “The Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people is a radical group, calling itself ‘Ethnic Parliament’, that has its representatives in Ukrainian government, - reads the statement. The activity of such illegal criminal groups may cause new crimes on religious grounds”. In the statement the Cossacks also urge for struggle with so-called “extremist organizations”. “We should take preventive measures to stop the activity of criminal groups. That is not just a rant, it is a must”- statement says. In turn, Representative of the Crimean Tatar national movement Zair Smedlyaev stressed, the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people is a legitimate institution of self government of Crimean Tatars, adding Crimean Cossacks is an illegal paramilitary group, a source of constant conflict.