ANKARA (QHA) -

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin believes that staying loyal to Ukrainian state, as well as just  belonging to the Crimean Tatar or Ukrainian nationality, can be treated as a feat in the conditions of Russian occupation of the Crimean peninsula. Klimkin expressed this opinion on his Twitter page.

“To be a Crimean Tartar, a Ukrainian and a patriot in the Crimea is already a feat. Searches and harassment have become something common and normal. Those who are behind this will necessarily be answerable before international courts," he wrote.

Earlier, Klimkin during a meeting in Turkey discussed with the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu the issue of opening a Ukrainian consulate in Antalya. According to him, the opening of the consulate of Ukraine in Antalya can happen already this year.

Since the early morning of April 26, the special forces in the occupied Crimea were searching the house of the director of LLC "KrymOpt" Crimean Tatar Ali Bariev and the network of shops "Guzel" in Bilohirsk. It also became known that the invaders conducted searches not only in the house of the director of the company, but the houses of the "KrymOpt" employees as well. According to the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov, searches in the occupied Crimea in Belohorsk were carried out by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).

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