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 World should sever diplomatic ties with Russia, - Dzhemilev

If the international community is serious in showing its support for Ukraine, it should break off diplomatic relations with Russia.

Leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev said in an interview with Canadian iPolitics, Censor.NET reports.

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"Yes, the international community should cut off diplomatic ties with Russia. Re-establishing the relationship with Russia, then the situation will just stagnate and go on forever," Dzhemilev said.

According to him, international sanctions are having an impact on Russia, but still they are not enough and moving towards re-engaging with the Russian Federation diplomatically would be a step in the wrong direction.

"We of course didn't expect the United States army to get there and fight the Russians but we were expecting that the countries that were supposed to support us would use all possible tools, all possible diplomatic measures to stop that occupation, which didn't happen," the leader of the Crimean Tatars remarked.

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Now, he says the peninsula is at risk of falling behind "an Iron Curtain" as sanctions begin to pinch Russia.
 
 
 
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