Ukrainian Foreign Ministry calls for end to repressions in Crimea

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry calls for end to repressions in Crimea

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has called for an end to repressions against Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea, ministry’s spokesperson Mariana Betsa wrote on Twitter.

“Again there were searches in occupied Crimea. Persecution, intimidation of Crimean Tatars. We urge the occupant to stop repressions,” she wrote.

Betsa also added that “international organizations should have the access to occupied Crimea for the permanent monitoring of the situation with human rights”.

Earlier, on Thursday morning, Head of the Central Election Commission of Kurultay of the Crimean Tatar people Zair Smedlyayev reported about searches of at least five houses of Crimean Muslims in Bakhchysaray. Also, there were reports about a search of a local café. According to employees of the café, two buses with armed law enforcers arrived there.


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