Ukraine outraged by Russia's decision to bar Jemilev from Crimea

24 April 2014 09:43
(QHA) -

Ukraine is indignant at Russia's decision to ban former Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People and MP Mustafa Jemilev from entering Russia for five years, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

"Ukraine is outraged by Russia's decision to ban entry to a leader of the Crimean Tatars and a legendary human rights activist, Mustafa Jemilev," Ukraine's Foreign Ministry information policy department Yevhen Perebyinis reported.

According to him, it is evident that this is "revenge on Jemilev for his clear position on the non-recognition of Crimea's occupation."

"It seems that Soviet-ear totalitarian methods, which the long-suffering people of Crimea survived during the Stalin deportations, today are being fulfilled by the present Russian government," Perebyinis said.

He called it "manifestation of xenophobia, chauvinism, and national intolerance" adding that the Ukraine's Foreign Ministry demands of those, who illegally seized power in Crimea, and from Russian side to stop intimidations, repressions against Crimean Tatar, Ukrainians and representatives of another nationalities, who live in Crimea.