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Ignoring the so-called election in Crimea should be the common position of Crimean Tatars – Bariiev

10 June 2020

The Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Eskender Bariiev, on the air of ATR TV channel, said that the complete disregard for the so-called election in the territory of the occupied Crimea should be the common position of the Crimean Tatars.

“The participation of the Crimean Tatars in the so-called election will legitimize the occupation of Crimea, all those arrests, searches, and the detention of our compatriots. Before going to the so-called elections, I would recommend to look into the eyes of more than 180 children whose fathers are in prison”,- Bariiev said.

He added that the Crimean Tatars a highly respected nation all over the world, as they are the people that have a principled position - ignoring such illegitimate processes as the so-called elections, referenda, etc.

We remind that on July 1 of this year in Russia, election is scheduled for the adoption of amendments to the Constitution.