The Government of Ukraine is outraged by the actions of the occupation administration, which has barred the entrance of Mustafa Dzhemilev into Crimea

The Government of Ukraine expresses its deep indignation at the actions of the occupation administration, which has forcefully banned the leader of Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev’s entry to Crimea. By barring the veteran fighter for the rights and freedoms of the Crimean Tatar people from entering his homeland, the Russian side once again trampled the cornerstone principles of international law and clearly showed the world what hides beneath their cynical ‘concern’ for the right of all people to self-determination. This looks especially disgusting on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the tragedy of the Crimean Tatars—the deportation of these people, which was accompanied by the loss of tens of thousands of people. Continue reading

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Rustem Emiraliyev: Many Crimean Residents Waiting for a Nod to Launch the Crystal Night

“Candidates for vacancy must be of Slavic nationality.” Announcements such as this have become an everyday sight in the occupied Crimea. Just recently, a number of my acquaintances have lost their jobs at local government bodies (village and town councils), because they don’t pass muster based on ethnic origin. No, this has nothing to do with personnel optimization. They were told to their faces that they are being fired on the basis of national origin.

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Russians censor Crimean Tatar TV

Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev (file photo)

Management at the Crimean Tatar television broadcasting company Krym received verbal instructions to avoid “showing” the leader of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev and several members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People (executive-representative body), a source at the company confirmed to Ukrainska Pravda.

According to the source, the new “powers” in Crimea decided to impose sanctions against the leader of the Crimean Tatars and to introduce censorship regarding coverage of the activities of the Mejlis.

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Crimean Tatars threatened with deportation

 

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Deportation of the Crimean Tatars is being seriously considered by many in the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), one of the leaders of the Crimean Tatars, Mustafa Dzhemilev, told hromadske.tv on Saturday, April 18.

“We’ve been informed that supporters of deportation, or the creation of conditions that would force the Crimean Tatars to leave Crimea are in the majority (in the FSB),” he said, citing sources in the Russian security services.

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Interview with Mustafa Dzemilev at the UN Security Council

Mustafa Dzemilev, leader of the Crimean Tatar community, Speaking at the UN Security Council.

MUSTAFA: The topic of the meeting is “Human Rights in the Occupied Territories”.
Mostly we focused on this issue, and particularly Valentina Samar. I spoke about the situation in general, about the legal grounds of the occupation, about Russia’s faulty reasoning, and about my concerns. Among them, first of all, is the fact that sanctions against this aggressor are like pinpricks to an elephant. If nothing changes, it is highly doubtful that Russia will leave the territory it occupied. Should this approach prevail, Ukrainians will feel cheated, and rightfully so. There is already a growing narrative that we were cheated and we need to return our nuclear status.
JOURNALIST: What more assertive actions would you like to see from the West? Military actions?

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‘Censorship’ or Sanity? – Blocking Enemy Russian Agitprop on Ukrainian TV FAQ

Imagine if the Japanese had ‘merely’ surrounded Pearl Harbor in 1941, invaded with 30,000 soldiers, issued ultimatums to American troops, took over U.S. ships, beat up international journalists, bulled through a ‘referendum’ under military occupation and finally, annexed Hawaii… Can anyone seriously doubt these actions would likewise have been considered an act of war by FDR and the United States?

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“KREMLIN SEWAGE”: RUSSIAN TV DISINFORMATION CHANNELS IN UKRAINE

In addition to armed military occupation and loss of territory, Ukraine has been deluged with Russian ‘news reports’, studio talk shows, blog and Youtube sites which knowingly present fake and untrue stories. There are three target groups for Russian disinformation: their own citizens, low-information Ukrainians, and the uninformed world opinion. Their unprecedented feverish rhetoric continues to openly advocate a breakup of the Ukrainian state and stokes widespread paranoia.

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Crimean Tatars to consider self-determination

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Today, the Kurultai [gathering] of the Crimean Tatars considers self-determination in the form of national and territorial autonomy in Crimea, noted Refat Chubarov, the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars, during a speech to delegates of the National Convention.  He recalled that the vast majority of the Crimean Tatars boycotted the March 16, 2014 “referendum” on Russia’s annexation of Crimea and that the population of the peninsula now finds itself facing a new reality.  Continue reading

The first ‘national traitor’: a Crimean Tatar

by Ayder Muzhdabaev

Ayder Muzhdabaev

Ayder Muzhdabaev

Well, I guess we should be congratulated: Russia has already started revealing the ‘national traitors’. In line with the demands of our time, this campaign took off with a representative of the ‘traitor people’—the Crimean Tatars.

As though they were following some command, all controlled media have published planted articles, featuring one of the most remarkable (this is not a figure of speech, but my strong opinion) representatives of the Crimean Tatar people: Lenur Islyamov. Continue reading

Crimean Tatars offered the Orthodox Christians of Kyiv Patriarchate to hold services in their mosques

kiThe priests of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate in Crimea are ready to accept the offer made by Crimean Tatars, said archbishop Yevstratiy Zorya, the spokesperson of Kyiv Patriarchate.

Two priests have fled from Crimea already; eleven more, headed by archbishop Klyment, continue to serve there, although the entire Crimean clergy of Kyiv Patriarchate chose to evacuate their families from the peninsula. If threatened or driven out from their churches, the priests and lay believers of Kyiv Patriarchate will accept the Tatars’ invitation to use the premises of their mosques for worship.

“They promised to help us protect our rights” – remarked Zorya.

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Mustafa Dzhemilev: “Only 34,2% Crimeans took part in the pseudo-referendum on March 16”

On March 24, Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzemilev on air of Ukrainske Radio said:

“Only 34,2% of Crimeans actually took part in the pseudo-referendum on March 16. The Crimean Medjlis got hold of the data that was directed to the Russian FSB, where the real picture needs to be known, and not the propaganda one that they are disseminating. And on election day at 12 o’clock they were spreading information about an alleged 60% turnout. In addition, there was no binding to geographic location; you could have voted in one municipality and then go vote to another.”

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