SIMFEROPOL (QHA) -

The prosecutor of Crimea Natalya Poklonskaya has accused head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov of extremism and threatened that Mejlis will be liquidated and banned in Russia if Crimean Tatars don’t stop their ‘extremist’ activities.

Poklonskaya voiced the warning to Refat Chubarov on May 4, which Chubarov requested she read out in the Crimean Tatar language, citing his right to be informed of the accusations in a language officially recognized by the Russian government.

The warning comes a day after thousands of Crimean Tatars broke through the police cordons at the border with mainland Ukraine to greet their leader Mustafa Jemilev who tried to enter Crimea from Ukraine. However, he was not allowed to enter Crimea.

Earlier, Jemilev was banned to board the Moscow-Simferopol plane, with the authorities saying he was on the Crimea-made black list of unwanted persons. 

QHA