No matter what the reason would be, Russia will find a way to oppress the Crimean Tatars
The Supreme Court of Russian Federation has recognized as legitimate the ban of Crimean Tatars executive-representative body - Mejlis - in occupied Crimea. The reason for this is that Mejlis refuses to acknowledge the annexation of Crimea and demands to return it to Ukraine. Russian femida also accuses Mejlis of organising protests against peninsula occupation and calls to ignore the Duma elections. Mejlis was banned half a year ago, as Crimean court said it was a terrorist organisation.
While Moscow court decided the fate of Crimean Tatars representative organization, in Kyiv people gathered at Maydan Nezalezhnosti to protest the already-awaited decision. The ban on Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people by the occupation authorities of Crimea is actually a ban on these people, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa said on Thursday during a rally in support of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square in Kyiv.
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