Crimean Tatar Resource Center

Russians who moved to Crimea after the occupation must leave the peninsula - Bariiev

1 March 2021

Head of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, head of the Department of Legal Affairs and Foreign Affairs of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Eskender Bariiev in an interview with the Crimea.Realities media agency stressed that all Russians who moved to Crimea after its occupation should leave the peninsula.

“The Russians who have moved to the occupied Crimea are well aware that they are violating not only Ukrainian legislation, but also international law. Therefore, they must leave the peninsula, correct their mistakes”,- he said.

At the same time, Bariiev emphasized that the Ukrainian legislator should think over how to make this process painless so that these Russians could not influence the domestic policy of Ukraine after the de-occupation.