Poklonski: Chubarov opened the entry to Russia, the investigators waiting for him in Crimea


SIMFEROPOL, October 28. The leader of the unrecognized Crimean Tatar Mejlis, the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Refat Chubarov opened the entry to Russia, and now he was waiting for the investigating authorities in the Crimea, announced today the Prosecutor of the Republic of Natalia Polonskaya.

“Chubarov opened the entry to Russia. Now already open. And the bodies of preliminary investigation in the territory of the Crimea”, – she said at a press conference in Simferopol.

Poklonskaya has not confirmed nor denied the information about the arrest in absentia Chubarova, referring to secrecy of the investigation.

Chubarov said on Wednesday on his page in Facebook that his in absentia arrested the Kyiv district court of Simferopol in the case of calling for the violation of the territorial integrity of Russia. It was initiated in the spring of 2015 on part 2 of article 280.1 of the criminal code, which prescribes punishment in the form of deprivation of liberty for a term up to five years.

Than known Refat Chubarov

Chubarov is the head is not registered under Russian law, the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people. After the Crimea was reunited with Russia, he refused to take Russian citizenship and moved to Ukraine.

Because attempts to provoke inter-ethnic confrontation between him for five years denied entry to Russia. On 20 September he together with other Ukrainian activists began the so-called blockade of the Crimea, restricting a pass of trucks loaded with food on the Peninsula.

The reunification of the Crimea with Russia

The authorities of Crimea and Sevastopol March 16, 2014 held a referendum on reunification with Russia. It was attended by more than 80% of eligible voters. For the reunification with Russia voted and 96,7 95,6%, respectively. 18 March of the same year, Vladimir Putin signed a Treaty accepting the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation and on March 21 it was ratified by the Federal Assembly.

Despite the compelling results of the referendum, Kiev refused to recognize the Crimea a part of Russia.