Mustafa Dzhemilev / Photo from UNIAN

"At the constitutional level, it is rational to confirm the right of the Crimean Tatar people to self-determination, and Crimea should be granted the autonomous status only in connection with the implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of Crimea,” reads Dzhemilev’s letter to the president published on Facebook.

According to the Crimean Tatars’ leader exiled from Crimea by Russian occupation authorities, the work on determining the status of the peninsula and of the Crimean Tatar people should be done “in consultations with the Mejlis [the single highest executive-representative body of the Crimean Tatars in period between sessions of the Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar People].”