Fate of Crimea cannot be decided without Crimean Tatars: Chubarov

18 March 2014 10:03

Making key decisions regarding Crimea without the involvement of Crimean Tatar people is unacceptable, Head of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov said, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

"We are raising the issue in all appeals that no one has the right to determine the fate of Crimea without direct participation of the peninsula's natives - Crimean Tatar people - in resolving these issues," Chubarov said at a news conference in Simferopol on March 17.

"Now there is no lack of certain proposals coming from parliaments in other countries regarding the Crimean Tatar people - restoring their rights or other aspects related to today's life and plans for the future. We utterly dismiss any initiatives regarding Crimean Tatar people, which are not discussed with the Crimean Tatar people themselves and their representative bodies - Kurultai and Mejlis," Chubarov said.

"The time when Crimean Tatar people have been viewed as an object has passed permanently. Crimean Tatar people are a party in making decisions, not to mention decisions, which concern their development, life and their Homeland," he said.

The decisions being made by the current authorities on the basis of the referendum held on March 16, do not reflect the opinion of Crimea Tatar people, Chubarov stressed.