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The online broadcast from the airport is provided by QHA correspondent Elina Sulima.

The arrival of Chiygoz and Umerov in Kyiv was planned on October 26, but it was postponed to October 27.

Umerov noted that he intended to return to Crimea after several meetings in Ukraine.

 

 

In the evening of October 26 in Ankara, President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz. They addressed to Erdogan with an appeal to help other people illegally convicted and persecuted in the Crimea.

Previously, October 25, former political prisoners of the Kremlin Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, convicted in the occupied Crimea, were extradited to Turkey.

Reference: The so-called Supreme Court of Crimea on September 11 fully supported the charge against the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chiygoz, which was requested by the prosecutor's office providing for 8 years of imprisonment.

September 27, the Simferopol district "court" convicted the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov. The occupying court found him guilty of separatism under article 280.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Public calls for actions aimed at violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation) and sentenced him to 2 years in a colony-settlement and 2 years of a ban on public activities.

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