Ukraine expressed protest over arrests of Crimean Tatars in Crimea
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed its strong protest after new detentions of the Crimean Tatars in the city of Bakhchysarai in the Crimea.
“Six people were illegally detained as a result of searches. In addition, at least 9 activists were detained only for coming to support their compatriots and for standing close to the places where the searches were conducted. The occupants’ encroachment on those who oppose the occupation regime, like the Crimean Tatar activists and Ukrainians, once again testifies to the extension of Russia’s repressive policies aimed at eradicating any dissent,” the statement of the Ukrainian Foreign …read more