The Crimean Tatar Resource Center calls on the whole world to officially recognize the Russian flag as a nazi symbol and ban it, just as the flag of nazi Germany was banned after the Second World War.
We are taking this initiative because the Russian state:
flagrantly violates human rights;
does not comply with international law;
commits genocide of the Ukrainian people;
intentionally destroys civilian infrastructure: schools, kindergartens, hospitals, residential buildings, shopping centers, etc.;
captures humanitarian convoys;
engage in looting;
kills and kidnapps children;
destroys monuments of cultural heritage;
has been occupying the territories of independent Ukraine for more than 8 years;
and commits numerous other war crimes.
The same crimes were committed by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. The Nazi swastika and other symbols are associated with enmity and hatred and are reminiscent of the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime. The display of these symbols is officially prohibited in a number of countries, and in Germany such actions are subject to criminal liability.
The Crimean Tatar Resource Center believes that the symbols of Russia, under which such terrible crimes are committed, should also be banned, as well as the symbols of Nazi Germany. First of all, the flag of nazi Russia cannot be placed along with the flags of the countries of the world.
Therefore, we call on the whole world to recognize the Russian flag as a symbol of nazism.