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 Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry on recent detentions in occupied Crimea: "Russia’s intimidation policy reached new level, reprisals mill actually never stopped"

Russia is making every effort to turn Crimea into "an island of non-freedom," and continues ignoring international law.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Lіga, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mariana Betsa told a briefing today.

"We witnessed the new round of raids in occupied Crimea today. The reprisals mill actually never stopped. We understand that the Russian Federation is making every effort to turn Crimea into "an island of non-freedom." Such actions indicate a new level of intimidation policy, increased pressure on Crimean Tatar leaders, religious leaders, independent journalists and lawyers," she said.

Read more: Lawyer Kurbedinov charged with extremist propaganda over Facebook video, - journalist

Betsa added that Russia continued disregarding the norms of international law and calls of the international community to respect human rights.

As reported, lawyer Emil Kurbedinov was detained by the members of the Russian Federal Security Service on Jan. 26, en route to activist Seiran Saliev intending to provide him with legal assistance during search conducted in his apartment.
 
 
 
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