Senator: Turkey and NATO funded the Mejlis in Crimea

Senator: Turkey and NATO funded the Mejlis in Crimea

The purpose of the funding was to destabilize the situation and create a focus of constant tension in the region, said Senator Olga Cowicide.

MOSCOW, 8 Dec. The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people for more than 20 years received funding from Turkey and NATO with the aim of creating a focus of constant voltage, said “Russian news service” member of the Federation Council from Crimea Olga Cowicide.

“Majlis is an organization that for 23 years in the Crimea was financed by Ankara and NATO. It was a diversion, it was the focus of constant tension. Ukraine played the card of the Crimean Tatar people to destabilize that representatives of the Russian world in the Crimea feel uncomfortable: at any point you can cut. And who? Crimean Tatars. And why was it necessary to quarrel with people? And so the baton was entered,” said Olga Cowicide.

Earlier the Public chamber of Russia appealed to the Prosecutor General of Russia Yuri Chaika, asking to check on extremism in the Russian Federation of unregistered organization “the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people”. Formally the head of the “Majlis” is the people’s Deputy of Ukraine Refat Chubarov, who led the organization after Mustafa Jemilev.

Chubarov and Dzhemilev has acted against the reunification of the Crimea with Russia and left the Peninsula. Because of extremist statements, inciting national discord, in 2014 them for five years was denied entry to Russia. Moreover, they were prosecuted. They became one of the initiators of the commercial blockade of the Peninsula from Ukraine, which began in late September.


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