I will tell Putin to withdraw troops from Crimea: Jemilev

12 March 2014 13:03

People’s deputy of Ukraine, ex-head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Jemilev plans to stress the need to withdraw Russian troops from Crimea during his meeting with Russian President Putin in Moscow, reports Radio Liberty.

“The main condition is to withdraw Russian troops from our territory…  I think that neither declarations nor resolutions on Crimean Tatars have legal force as the Crimean Parliament is illegitimate and acted as a separatist body.  We are a small nationality and have no intention to fight with Russia one on one,” said Jemilev.

Mustafa Jemilev arrived in Moscow on March 11.  He has already talked with Ambassadors of Ukraine in Turkey and Russia. 

Crimean Tatar leader went to Moscow at the invitation of the former President of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaymiyev, who offered Jemilev to arrange a meeting with President Putin for him.

Previously, it was reported that President of Russia Vladimir Putin invited Mustafa Jemilev to Moscow.