Refat Chubarov, the Mejlis Chairman, has expressed his opinion on the Crimean Muftiyat at a press conference held in Kyiv today. 

“When we are talking about those who are now in Crimea we should put ourselves in their place, and at some point we can find justification for them, but on the other hand, they have moved away from the principles of dignity. Last time I saw Emirali Ablaev, the Mufti of Crimea, was in the city of Ankara a few months ago. He was not happy about this meeting. I would say that he is under the full control and pressure of the Russian FSS (Federal Security Service). You should realize that sometimes they have to do what they are forced to,” said Refat Chubarov.