At a conference on issues of conflict and violence in the world in Bratislava, the Presidential Commissioner for the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar people, MP Mustafa Dzhemilev states that Crimean Tatars are forced to leave the peninsula under the onslaught of repression and move to the mainland of Ukraine.
Dzhemilev stressed that three years ago Crimean Tatar people faced a real disaster.
“The Crimea was occupied by Russian troops and a hard semi-gangster totalitarian regime was established in the occupied territory. The people, who for many decades fought against the totalitarian Soviet regime, again found themselves under a regime that, by some of its features, is even worse than the Soviet one. The people, who after half a century of exile finally returned to their homeland, are again forced to leave the Crimea under the onslaught of repression and move to the mainland of Ukraine," he said.
Reference: Russia annexed the Crimea in 2014. International organizations, including the UN General Assembly and NATO condemned Russia's actions and called the annexation and occupation of the Crimea illegal and imposed a number of sanctions against the Russian Federation.