The foreign Ministry demanded an apology for the article from Euronews about the Crimean Tatars


“Waiting for an official apology from the TV channel Euronews”, — wrote in his Facebook official diplomatic representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova. She drew attention that the Russian version of the article on the anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars says from the Peninsula were deported over 200 thousand people in the period from 18 to 20 may 1944. At the same time the article for readers from English-speaking countries it is reported that from the Crimea deported “over 2 million men, women and children.” “And that’s not a typo, not randomly assigned an extra toe or two million in the English texts written letters,” — said foreign Ministry spokesman.

She also noticed that the English language version States that in Bakhchisarai illegal actions on the day of deportation. The material for the Russians, these words are not. At the same time, the Agency “RIA Novosti” on Wednesday, may 18, reported that in Bakhchisaray district are the main events associated with the anniversary of the deportation, she said. We are talking about a railway station “lilac”, which sent trains with people.

“Let’s call a spade a spade. It’s not a double standard in presenting information for different audiences, not partisanship. It’s a lie,” wrote Zakharov.

In 2014, after the annexation of Crimea to Russia, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the rehabilitation of victims of Stalinist repression of the peoples of the Crimea, including the Crimean Tatars. In the document, in particular, it was said that he needed “to restore historical justice, the consequences of the illegal deportation of peoples from Crimea. At the end of April 2016, the Supreme court of Crimea has recognized the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people by the extremist organization and banned its activities in Russia, with the corresponding claim asked the Prosecutor of the Republic Natalia Poklonskaya. She stated that the work of Parliament is based on the fight against Russia, and the Crimean-Tatar people, in this case, is used “as a bargaining chip”.