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 Crimean Tatar homes in occupied Crimea raided, - Mejlis

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Today, about 25 so-called "Crimean Cossacks" led by "ataman" Yakovlev and his deputy Rokhman raided homes of the Crimean Tatars in Dolinka village, the Krasnoperekopsk district of Crimea.

Chairman of the Krasnoperekopsk regional mejlis Saniie Ametova reported, Censor.NET informs citing 15 minutes.

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Such actions of the Cossacks were caused by the fact that bus stops in several villages of the region, including Dolinka, had been decorated with the Ukrainian state symbols and crosswalks had been painted in yellow and blue, national Ukrainian colors.

Overall, nine houses have been visited by the kozaks, local FSB officers, and counter-extremism department representatives. At the same time, as noted by Ametova, while the law enforcers were polite, the Cossacks spoke rudely, tried to enter private territory, demanded explanations.

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A Crimean Tatar flag over one of the houses made them indignant. "This is the answer to those who resent special attention of the international community and the Ukrainian state to the Crimean Tatars. People draw the Ukrainian symbols in Crimea, and local law enforcers go not to the homes of the Crimean Ukrainians, but to the houses of the Crimean Tatars," Nariman Dzhalal, first deputy chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, remarked.

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According to Ametova, similar raids may occur tomorrow in the neighboring villages.
 
 
 
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