Crimean Tatar leaders Umerov and Chiygoz handed over to Turkey thanks to agreement between Poroshenko and Erdogan
The Russian authorities have handed over Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz to Turkey, Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev told Ukrayinska Pravda.
The two deputy heads of the Mejlis were flown to Ankara.
Umerov and Chiygoz’s release became possible thanks to the agreements achieved as a result of Turkish President Recep Erdoğan ‘s visit to Ukraine.
The lawyer Nikolai Polozov confirmed this information on Facebook.
“The thing we have been waiting for for so long has happened. Two more hostages, two Ukrainian political prisoners have gone free. Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov are fearless heroes of the Crimean Tatar people. Today they were released from …read more