The Russian-controlled collaborators do not intend to implement the decision of the International Court of Justice and to resume activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people on the peninsula. They continue to accuse the representative body of the Crimean Tatars of "extremist activity", which follows from the statement of "Head of the committee on interethnic relations and deported citizens of the Crimean government" Zaur Smirnov, cited by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.
“Mejlis is banned because of extremist activity, therefore the court decision will not be reviewed. There is no other way. We will not agree to allow the activities of the organization, discredited by its leaders who took a hostile attitude towards the Crimeans, under any external pressure.”
Smirnov believes that the Crimean Tatars "do not need dubious patronage from outside" and "have the opportunity to integrate into the socio-political space of the Russian Federation."
Earlier,QHA reported that on April 19 the International Court of Justice agreed to introduce restrictive measures against Russia for violating the Convention on racial discrimination for the protection of national minorities in the annexed Crimea.
According to the representative of the Ukraine in the court Elena Zerkal, Ukraine expects Russia to immediately implement the court's decision, and calls on the international community to hold Russia accountable in case of its non-compliance with the UN court decision.