Crimean Parliament on Tuesday banned the activities of Ukrainian Svoboda party and Right Sector movement, declaring them Nazi and neo-Nazi organizations.

“The Crimean authorities are making all possible efforts to prevent the infiltration of extremists onto the territory of the republic,” Crimean Parliament said in an explanatory statement to the resolution.

The statement cites the fact that Right Sector leader Dmitry Yarosh has been charged in absentia in Russia of extremism.

Crimean Parliament ordered the republic’s security forces to detain and prosecute anyone suspected of inciting ethnic hatred and calling for violence.

Meanwhile on March 6, Kyiv Shevchenkivskyi District Court has ordered to detain self-proclaimed Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov and Chairman of Crimean Parliament Vladimir Konstantinov.

They are suspected of violating the territorial integrity of Ukraine and other crimes against the state.

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