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Citing the tensions in eastern and southern Ukraine, Crimean authorities banned all rallies from May 16 until 6 June in Crimea.

The following decree was signed by Crimean premier Sergey Aksyonov.

- In connection with the ongoing events in the cities of the south-east Ukraine, that caused victims among the civilian population; in order to prevent possible provocations by extremists who may enter the territory of the Republic of Crimea, and to avoid disruption of the holiday season in Crimea, we ban conducting mass actions on the territory of the Republic of Crimea until June 6, 2014, -reads the decree.

As we earlier reported Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people planned to hold traditional mourning meeting on May 18, commemorating victims of mass deportation of 1944.

Annual, the event gathered more then 40 thousand people.

Here is the copy of signed decree:

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