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Bariiev told the Italian Parliament about the importance of introducing personal sanctions

7 December 2021

What threat did Putin see in Ukraine?

Another statement by Lukashenka about Crimea

Almost 50 thousand rubles for the demolition of the house

Exchange lists

Presentation of the film Give Me Back My Dad! in Norway

We'll talk about this in the 65th release of the #LIBERATECRIMEA blog

Last week, at the Russia Calling forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced threats from Ukraine due to the acquisition of modern weapons by Kyiv.

“Where are those red lines? First of all, the creation of threats for us, which may come from this territory. If everything continues to expand in this infrastructure, then I have already publicly said: if strike complexes appear on the territory of Ukraine, the flight time to Moscow will be 7-10 minutes, and if hypersonic weapons are deployed, 5 minutes. But what should we do? Then we will have to create something similar in relation to those who threaten us so”,- Putin asserted.

And he said this against the background of the eight-year occupation of Crimea and the war in the East of Ukraine, against the background of foreign media reports on the buildup of military power on the peninsula.

So who is threatening whom? What kind of threat from Ukraine can we talk about?

At the same time, the self-proclaimed President of Belarus Aliaksandr Lukashenka continues his statements about Crimea. Now he said that Crimea has become de facto and de jure Russian after the Crimean referendum. In addition, Lukashenka intends to visit the peninsula, about which there is an agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moreover, as he said, his arrival in Crimea would mean the recognition of the peninsula as part of Russia.

Well, whatever the illegitimate President Lukashenka says. His illegitimate arrival in Crimea does not at all mean the recognition of the peninsula as part of Russia. Let me remind you that Crimea can be visited only with the consent of the official Kyiv. I hope that after his trip to Crimea he will receive his reward in the form of new sanctions. And we will work on it.

Everyone remembers the story when the house of Rustem Useinov, a veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement, who was in the hospital at that time, was demolished in the village of Qapsihor (Morske) (in Sudak).

So that's it. Moreover, they demolished the house, destroyed the plants, and even more. Attention.

The so-called Sudak Court made a decision to recover from the activist the costs of demolishing his house, namely 42,856.00 rubles.

The height of cynicism. They took his house, and then they also make his pay for it.

Unfortunately, thousands of Crimean Tatars may find themselves in his place, as they live in unregistered houses and plots. The occupier, who himself illegally seized Crimea in 2014, in turn, uses this as one of the tools to squeeze representatives of the indigenous people from their land.

What can you do? How can I help my citizens?

Since 2014, it has been repeatedly stated that the Ukrainian authorities need to legalize all self-returns and the houses located on them. Yes, the Ukrainian government does not control the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, but it can give its citizens the right and the opportunity to defend their land and their property in international courts. And this is also important in the Ukraine v. Russia case.

Is there any hope for a new exchange?

During the press marathon 30 Questions of Journalists, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Turkey had handed over the lists of political prisoners whose release Kyiv was seeking to the Russian side. But, unfortunately, the Russian Federation refused to comment on this.

In turn, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara is ready to mediate negotiations between Russia and Ukraine to achieve peace in the region.

December 1, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center presented an exclusive documentary film Give Me Back My Dad! and the video Help the Prisoners of the Kremlin! in Norway. Representatives of the CTRC took an active part in the discussion on human rights in the occupied Crimea as part of an event organized by the Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Norway, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the Crimean Tatar Resource Center.

We remind you that with this film, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center wants to draw the attention of the Ukrainian and international community to the problem of political prisoners in Crimea, as well as their children, who suffer no less than their parents. That is why the film is available in seven languages: Ukrainian, Arabic, German, English, Turkish, Italian and Spanish.

For the first time, the film Give Me Back My Dad! was presented abroad - in Norway. We hope that our work will bring closer family reunification in Crimea.

There is already a result, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee has taken over the patronage of three prisoners of the Kremlin. What was announced by the Director General of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee Geir Hennelan at the event.