KYIV (QHA) -

In the occupied Crimea, the persecution of Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian activists intensified, lawyer Emil Kurbedinov said at a press conference "New wave of political arrests in the occupied Crimea: Activists expect support of Ukraine and the international community," QHA correspondent reports.

According to the lawyer, no indulgence is observed in relation to the social activists in the occupied peninsula. The Russian special services, he said, only increase the pressure on them.

“We do not see any indulgence in the persecution of Crimean Tatars, Ukrainian activists and social activists. We do not see Russia slowing down. We see only the strengthening of such methods of pressure," he said.

Kurbedinov informed, that the Russian security forces continue to carry out illegal arrests in the occupied Crimea.

"The last month in the Crimea was all the arrests and insinuations on part of the special services," the lawyer sated.

Earlier, at a press conference the spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa said that Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin would speak at a special session of the UN Security Council in New York, where he would talk about the repression carried out by the Russian authorities in the occupied Crimea.

According to Betsa, Klimkin will call for increased sanctions against the Russian Federation. Reportedly, the session of the UN Security Council will be fully devoted to Ukraine.

QHA