He expressed confidence that the Italian government and the leaders of other EU countries shall use sanctions to force Russia to abandon its aggressive course.
"Sanctions against Russia are working, slowly but surely. If it continues this way, Russia itself will be forced to abandon its rowdy behavior in the international arena. And, of course, it is very important that the sanctions are maintained by all countries," Dzhemilev said.
He noted that Ukraine shall continue the economic blockade of the peninsula. In his view, it is absurd "to feed the occupants at our own expense," because supplying Crimea should be taken care of by Russia.
The leader of the Crimean Tatar people does not share concern that such behavior by Kyiv will contribute to more aggression from Moscow.
"I think that the more Russia goes for, the faster it will approach its end. I am sure that Ukraine Russia's last crazy scheme. This is not Chechnya. Here Russia will drown. Currently the total number of casualties among Ukrainian soldiers 5-6,000 dead, while the Russians have lost two and a half times more. We bury our soldiers with honors, and they buried theirs like dogs," Dzhemilev said.
The national leader of the Crimean Tatars, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine on Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev arrived to Rome on June 23 to take part in the proceedings of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights and the hearing of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies.