The delegation of Ukraine informed the President of the security Council of the United Nations (UN) about the ongoing repression by the occupying forces of the Russian Federation against the Crimean Tatar people in Crimea.
«The delegation of Ukraine on February 12 sent a formal letter to the President of the UN security Council, which expressed deep concern at the blatant illegal activities of Russian occupation forces in Crimea against the Crimean Tatars, which were the result of mass illegal searches and arbitrary detention on 11 and 12 February 2016 thirteen citizens of Ukraine — representatives of the Crimean Tatar people», — is told in the message a press-services of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine on Friday 12 February.
The delegation of Ukraine called for increased public pressure on Russia, «because what is happening today in the occupied Crimea, is a grave violation of international law, but and defiant disregard of all human values».
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called the behavior of the occupiers in Crimea a revival of the Stalin policy against the Crimean Tatars.
«The behavior of occupants in Crimea is nothing but the revival of Stalin’s policy against the Crimean Tatars», — he wrote on Twitter.
Earlier today, the Ukrainian foreign Ministry expressed concern about «blatant illegal activities of Russian occupation forces in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea against the Crimean Tatars, which were the result of mass illegal searches and arbitrary detention on 11 and 12 February 2016 13 citizens of Ukraine».
The foreign Ministry noted that violating the rights and freedoms of the people «who due to the armed aggression of Russian Federation against Ukraine have become hostages of the Russian occupation regime in their native land, the Kremlin in the 21st century repeats the terrible Soviet repression 30-ies of XX century, as well as the genocide of the Crimean Tatars in 1944.»
«It is particularly outrageous that the Kremlin is trying to hide a policy of destruction of the Crimean Tatar people behind the screen imaginary of the fight against terrorism. Demand the Russian Federation to immediately stop political repression against the citizens of Ukraine and to release the illegally detained Emir Usain cook, Vadim Siroka, Enver Bekirov, Eldar Salamieh and Muslum Aliyev, «- said in a statement.
In Crimea, February 11, searches were conducted in the homes of the Crimean Tatars. Later, the Russian «Prosecutor» of Crimea Natalya Poklonskaya reported the arrest of 4 people in the context of a criminal investigation into the activities of «terrorist organization «Hizb ut-Tahrir».
According to the Russian investigation, «one member of the party «Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami» has organized a local branch of the terrorist organization, which operated on the territory of Yalta and Alushta».
The mufti of Ukraine said Ismagilov reported the detention of 12 people, two of them after interrogation have been released. In the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people called this the searches a new wave of repression against Crimean Tatars.
The foreign Ministry of Ukraine on 11 February stated that «closely monitoring all cases of persecution on political and ethnic grounds, intimidation, torture, kidnapping, held by the Russian government or its direct lost in the occupied Crimean Peninsula».
On 12 February near the building of Ukrainian Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Crimean Tatars hold a demonstration with the requirement to respond to a wave of searches of Crimean Tatars houses, which the Russian special services held yesterday in the Crimea.
Note that at the end of January, the commander of international peacekeeping battalion named Dzhokhar Dudayev Adam Osman said that the Russian Federation was preparing attacks in the occupied Crimea with the aim of discrediting Ukraine and create a pretext to launch a full-scale assault. So, during the preparation and implementation of large-scale provocations by officers of FSB of the Russian Federation will be carried out the searches and detention of the Crimean Tatars, condemning the occupation of Crimea, staged and finding they have banned literature and other items (badges, contact information, etc.) that directly or indirectly demonstrate the alleged «extremist Ukrainian trace» in the preparation of terrorist acts. Also in the provocation for greater influence on the world community may be drawn «map of Ukraine – «ISIS».
We emphasize that in December last year, Ukrainian Muslims issued a statement in which urged not to succumb to misinformation and speculations of Russian propaganda intended to expose Muslim volunteers of the Ukrainian ATO supporters of the «ISIL», and Ukraine — her accomplice. As noted in the statement, the Kremlin propaganda over a long period of time trying to discredit Ukraine in the eyes of the international community, portraying patriots and freedom fighters as Nazis and punishers. And now Russia is trying to present the Ukrainian Muslims, especially Muslim volunteers of the ATO as allies of the terrorist organization «ISIL» («Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant»).
Ukraine informed the UN security Council about the repressions against the Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea 13.02.2016