MFA: Persecution of Crimean Tatars is unacceptable

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine considers a new wave of raids in Crimea as targeted persecution of the Crimean Tatars.

12 October 2016 16:56

Russia must stop human rights violations in the annexed Crimea, Speaker of the MFA of Ukraine Mariana Betsa wrote on Twitter.

“Persecution of the Crimean Tatars is a deliberate policy of the occupants. We once again urge the Russian Federation to stop human rights violations,” Mariana Betsa tweeted.

This morning, October 12, a new wave of raids was launched in Crimea. In particular, the FSB officers raided the homes of Crimean Tatars living in the settlements of Stroganovka and Kamenka:  Emil Dzhemadenov, Eider Saledinov, Uzeyir Abdullayev, Timur Abdullaev and Rustem Ismailov.