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Crimean Tatars leader sees no military solution to regaining Crimea

Mustafa Dzhemilev, former head of the Crimean Tatars Mejlis and the Commissioner for the Rights of the Crimean Tatars, says Ukraine does not see the possibility of retaking the Russian-annexed Crimea through military actions.
Crimean Tatars leader sees no military solution to regaining Crimea

Dzhemilev made this statement during an interview with the Voice of America’s Russian Service, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to UNIAN.

In discussing how Ukraine might counter Russia’s aggression, Dzhemilev noted that Ukraine’s most realistic option remains assistance from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. However, according to Dzhemilev, NATO has not shown sufficient determination in assisting Ukraine.

He further said NATO could have displayed the same determination as they demonstrated during the NATO campaign, in response to the genocide in Kosovo.

At the same time, Dzhemilev said there is no military solution to allow Ukraine to regain Crimea, since that would result in a tragedy.

Dzhemilev also expressed concern that some countries, including Italy and France, are calling for the easing, or even lifting of sanctions, should the Minsk agreements be complied with.

Dzhemilev noted, however, that the Minsk agreements do not mention the full restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. After sanctions are lifted or relaxed, the prospects of retaking Crimea will become a distant possibility for many years, according to Dzhemilev.

It should be recalled that Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Mustafa Dzhemilev on July 11 during his visit to Ukraine.