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 Crimean Tatars continue blockade of occupied peninsula, - VICE News. VIDEO

Why are Crimean Tatars, residents of the Russia-occupied Crimean peninsula, conducting blockade of their own land by preventing food trucks from the mainland Ukraine?

VICE News's Simon Ostrovsky traveled to Chaplynka administrative border crossing to find out, Censor.NET reports.

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In September, Crimea's ethnic Muslim minority, the Crimean Tatars, and the radical right-wing organization known as Right Sector set up a blockade on several highways leading into Crimea to stop food and other supplies from entering the Russia-occupied peninsula of Ukraine.

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Ostrovsky spoke with the organizers to find out why they had taken these controversial measures, which could potentially have humanitarian consequences for residents of Crimea, including the Crimean Tatars themselves.
 
 
 
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