The worst scenario for the Crimean Tatars is if a conflict in Crimea is frozen for many years, such as those we have seen in Nagorno-Karabakh, Transnistria and the occupied regions of Georgia, Presidential Commissioner on the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar People Mustafa Dzhemilev told in an interview with Internet portal Online.UA.
- In this perspective, the social situation in view of the sanctions will be increasingly deteriorating, the will be almost no business activity and profitable tourism, a significant part of the Crimean Tatars will be forced out, any dissent will be radically suppressed, and if they still manage to cut off and drown out all outside sources of information, as they did it in North Korea, we cannot rule out a possibility that the Crimean residents will be brainwashed on a large scale, said Mustafa Dzhemilev.
However, Dzhemilev stressed that a military option for the liberation of Crimea is unacceptable for Crimean Tatars since from the beginning of active hostilities, the first thing the occupants will do is carrying out ethnic cleansing. The activists of the Crimean Tatar National Movement knew it since the early days of the annexation as they had information on the FSB-controlled miltants, the so-called "Crimean self-defense."The latter has a list of persons to be killed or kidnapped in the event of any large-scale military clashes. The members of the central and regional Mejlises and the activists of the National Movement were the first to be put on the list.
- Therefore, the main emphasis will be put on strengthening the sanctions against the occupier in order to make it voluntarily leave the occupied territories without bloodshed, said Mustafa Aga.