Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people will never cease its work, whatever happens, Ukrainian MP, Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev said at the press-conference in Kyiv May 5.
The announcement comes a day after Crimean prosecutor threatened that Mejlis would be liquidated and banned if “it engages in "extremist" activities”
“They can take the building or seal it up, but Mejlis won’t cease its work. They can arrest the leaders, still new leaders will be elected” – Jemilev said.
“If all the Mejlis offices are closed, as it was during the Soviet era, there will be underground initiative groups”- he added.
To recall, Crimean prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya has accused head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov of extremism and warned that the Mejlis will be liquidated and banned in Russia if Crimean Tatars don’t stop their ‘extremist’ activities.
The warning comes a day after thousands of Crimean Tatars came to the border with mainland Ukraine to greet Mustafa Jemilev who tried to enter Crimea, but was banned enter the region.