(QHA) -

Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) began searches of Crimean Tatars’ houses, member of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Ali Khamsin told on Thursday.

"Mass searches have been made at homes of Crimean Tatars, under the prosecution of involvement or suspicion of terrorism. My house was also searched at five o'clock in the morning."- he said.

However, Khamsin expressed the belief that the safety of the Crimean Tatar people should be guaranteed at the highest international level.

"Responsibility is borne not only by Russia, but also all the guarantors of the Budapest Memorandum," he said to Ukrinform.

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