OTTAWA (QHA) -

Improving relations with the Russian Federation at a time Crimea is under occupation will be a tragedy for the entire Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Jemilev, Advisor to Ukrainian President on Crimean Tatar Affairs, said in an interview with CBC News.

“It will be a tragedy for the entire Crimean Tatar people if Western countries decide to restore relations with Russia,” said Dzhemilev.

According to Jemilev, there can be no talk of making a deal with Putin as long as Crimea is occupied.

Jemilev stressed that ‘human dignity is constantly violated on the peninsula, which is why Crimean Tatars will feel betrayed if any of their Western partners decide to discuss the lifting of sanctions and resuming good relations with the Kremlin.

It was reported earlier that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for resuming dialogue with Vladimir Putin. According to Trudeau, such measures are necessary to make Vladimir Putin see that is wrong to violate the international law.

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