From the juridical point of view, Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people does not exist.
Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov announced this to Kommersant newspaper.
“From the juridical point, there is no such organization for me. Which Mejlis? The organization was not registered properly. It [Mejlis] does not exist”- Aksyonov said.
Moreover, according to him, Mejlis of Crimea Tatar people “has no authority over Crimean Tatar population, with not more then 20 percent of Crimean Tatars supports it, amid Mejlis’s failure to implement programs proposed since 1991 in Ukraine”.
Aksyonov emphasized, “those who incites ethnic hatred will be expelled from Crimea, or will face criminal responsibility”.
To recall, Crimean police have seize the Crimean Tatar assembly, the Mejlis, with officers of justice ordered to leave the building within 24 hours.