Chubarov calls for extraordinary UN Security Council meeting as Mejlis banned
Refat Chubarov, leader of the representative body of the Crimean Tatar people, the Mejlis, believes Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has to call for an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council and the EU's executive arm, to forestall the threat of direct reprisals by Russia against the indigenous people of Crimea.
"I presume that the President shall immediately apply to the UN Secretary-General, as well as the leaders of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe demanding urgent meeting of the UN Security Council, as well as of the executive bodies of the European Union and the Council of Europe aimed at forestalling the threat of direct reprisals coming from Russia, which has occupied the peninsula, against the indigenous people of Crimea," Chubarov wrote on Facebook.
According to Chubarov, the decision taken on the "suspension of activities" of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people by a "prosecutor" of the occupied peninsula, Natalia Poklonskaya, is initially void, but it will still be executed by the punitive organs of the Russian Federation, which have occupied Crimea.
Read alsoHow Crimea turns into Russia's military baseChubarov is convinced that this decision on suspending the activities of Mejlis was orchestrated from the Kremlin for the purpose of escalating relations with the international community.
According to him, this decision is, in fact, Vladimir Putin’s boorish response to the calls from the overwhelming majority of deputies of the European Parliament, who spoke in defense of the rights of the Crimean Tatar people and the demands to Russia to stop repressions against the Mejlis.
As UNIAN reported earlier, "the prosecutor" of Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya on Wednesday, April 13, decided to "suspend" the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people in the occupied peninsula. A copy of the decision was handed to representatives of the Mejlis.