According to him, the aim of the power and food blockade is to put an end to the persecutions of the Crimean Tatars in Crimea.

- The purpose of all our struggle, the efforts by the Mejlis and the national movement, as well as these power and food blockades, is to compel the occupation authorities to soften the attitude to our people, release our political prisoners, stop the persecutions, and allow a monitoring missions on human rights to operate in Crimea, said Riza Shevkiev.