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The blockade of Crimea: the activists announced demands to the Kremlin

Activists blocking the administrative border with Russian-occupied Crimea got enough publicity to announce the demands to the Kremlin
Crimea blockade

The noble aim of the former leader of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev and the Chairman of the Mejlis  Refat Chubarov has been partially achieved. The attention of the world community today has been drawn to them. The blockade of Crimea had a resonance that has given activists the opportunity to announce the demands to Russia, Joinfo.ua reports.

The list contains the demands to stop the aggression on the occupied territories:  to release the illegally detained in Russia Ukrainians, to stop repressions in Crimea, to withdraw the entry bans on the leaders of the Majlis.

Activists demand from Moscow to fulfill the demands, they announced on the afternoon of September 20. Mustafa Dzhemilev, the leader of the Crimean Tatars in Ukraine, the former head of the Mejlis, banned in Crimea by the occupational authorities, read out a list of demands to the official Moscow, hoping that not only Russian President will hear him, but the rest of the world, that can press on Vladimir Putin.

Mustafa Dzhemilev’s posted the list of demands on his Facebook and said that activists ignore the Russian propaganda and the raised.

The basic and most important requirement – is the liberation of the prisoners of the political regime from the casemates in Russia and Crimea, namely Chiygoz, Degermendzhy, Asanov, Smedlyaev, Savchenko, Kostenko, Sentsov and other unjustly imprisoned because of the whims of politicians.

Activists also expressed a firm requirement to cease political, administrative and allegedly criminally motivated persecutions of citizens of Ukraine and Crimea.

Also activists demand to obstructing the activity of media representatives, foreign observers and journalists, they should be welcome to Crimea so that the world community can verify the justice Crimeans are dealt with. They also demand the withdrawal of entry bans on MustafaDzhemilev, Refat Chubarov and other Crimean Tatar activists.

It should be recalled that earlier MP Refat Chubarov, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, President of the World Crimean Tatar Congress, announced that Crimean Tatar activists are going to block the administrative border with Crimea on September 20-21. According to Chubarov, the reason for the blockade is not just the oppression of the Crimean Tatars in Crimea, but also because “the Crimean issue is getting forgotten” during international negotiations. He also said that the blockade is the result of the “unsuccessful actions of the government which inflict additional suffering on people.”