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 "Russia has always come to Crimea in order to destroy its indigenous people," – Mejlis Head Chubarov

For Crimean Tatars, even a few years of Crimea as part of Russia will mean the displacement of the peninsula’s indigenous people from their land.

Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Poroshenko Bloc MP Refat Chubarov said in an interview with Censor.NET.

"Through centuries we have gained a very scary experience of interaction with Russia and life as part of Russia during its various embodiments. For us, even a few years of Crimea as part of Russia will mean the displacement of Crimean Tatars from their land. Crimea will again be without the Crimean Tatars. Putin will implement the slogan that appeared after the first annexation of Crimea. It actually sounded as: "Crimea without the Crimean Tatars!" And it seemed that Stalin had completely realized it but we returned through decades.

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"The life is just impossible for the Crimean Tatars during the regime that is currently set up in Crimea. And it is not just due to the fact that this regime is Putin's but because it is Russia's. Putin is nonessential in this case. Russia has always come to Crimea in order to destroy its indigenous people. In this case, Putin is a derivative of the aggressive expansionist policy," Chubarov summed up.

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