Ukraine's Foreign Ministry condemned the ban to head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov from entering Crimea for 5 years.
A statement issued by the Ukraine Foreign Ministry said the "absurd" decision to bar Chubarov from his homeland was a result of "the policies of implementation against Crimean Tatars.
“From international, legal, political point of view and humanly, these actions are attempts to stop the protest of Crimea residents against arbitrariness, that destroys the welfare, safety and originality of this land [Crimea,-ed.]”- reads the statement.
The Foreign Ministry called on international community and human rights groups to condemn and protest the Chubarov’s and Jemilev’s ban from entering CrimeaHead of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov was barred from entering Crimea.
Chubarov was banned from returning home for a period of five years by Crimea's Prosecutor General on Saturday due to "signs of extremism" allegedly present in a speech he gave a day earlier.
The same note was given to Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev in May 2014.
Chubarov’s ban comes as he arrived to Genichesk, mainland Ukraine, to conduct field session of Mejlis.