Refat Chubarov: International organizations should get its act together on Russia

Refat Chubarov: International organizations should get its act together on Russia

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The United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the European Union, the Council of Europe, the OSCE should get its act together on Russia as the state that unleashed a war against Ukraine and openly menaces its other neighbors with violence.

Refat Chubarov, the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, wrote this on his Facebook page on Sunday.

"The UN, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the European Union, the Council of Europe, the OSCE should get its act together on Russia as the state that unleashed a war against Ukraine and openly menaces its other neighbors, the sovereign states, with violence," Chubarov wrote.

According to the Mejlis chairman, violent abductions and killings of Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea, illegal raids, arrests of Crimean Tatars, prohibition of activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and prosecution of its members and activists, massive settlement of population from the mainland Russia in Crimea, hasty erection of religious symbols of one particular religious denomination on the whole territory of Crimea contrary to the interests and rights of believers of other confessions are hybrid forms of suppression of the Crimean Tatar people – the indigenous people of Crimea professing  Islam – by the de facto Russian authorities in Crimea.

In his opinion, the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians, who became hostages of the Russian occupation regime on their native land, will regain the unconditional guarantee of life, liberty and rights only after the cessation of Russian aggression against Ukraine, the de-occupation of Crimea and the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Donbas, the restoration of Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty within its internationally recognized borders, including Crimea and Sevastopol.

"Russia's military aggression against Ukraine must be stopped, and politicians and officials, who waged it, must be convicted by the international court," Chubarov said.

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