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4 former Soviet states almost ready to recognize Crimea Russian territory – Head of the Crimean Tatars Mejlis

Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian MP Refat Chubarov has said that four states of the former Soviet Union are almost ready to recognize that Crimea is not the Ukrainian territory anymore, 112.ua reports.

”It is painful to me that four states of the former Soviet Union (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan), these four states, judging from the essence of their actions, are almost ready to admit that Crimea is not the territory of Ukraine. I had a conversation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. I believe we have to take some very specific steps, at least, regarding the ambassadors of these countries. And we must more clearly and firmly indicate our position that such behavior is unacceptable,” Chubarov said, according to 112.ua.

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At the same time, Chubarov said that Crimea was not a ”gray,” but a ”black” area against the background of Donbas.

”The OSCE is working there, there are some contacts [in Donbas], but they are not allowed in Crimea. We work in Kyiv in an emergency response mode with those Mejlis members, who are in mainland Ukraine,” he said.

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