Klimkin: Crimean Tatar woman of 82 dies at hands of Russian occupation forces

20:30, 23 November 2017
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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin blames Russian security forces for the death of an acclaimed veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement, Vedzhie Kashka.

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"This is Vedjiye Kashka, a 82yo veteran of Crimean Tatar movement. She has died at the hands of RU occupants in Crimea today," Klimkin tweeted.

"As they tried to arrest her - her heart stopped. Another tragedy of despicable repressions #Russia exerts in #Crimea. RIP dear heroic and courageous woman," the Ukrainian foreign minister wrote.

As UNIAN reported with reference to Crimea Realities news service, today, on November 23, amid another round of detentions by Russian security forces of Crimean Tatar activists in the center of Simferopol, a veteran Crimean Tatar activist, Vedzhie Kashka, died of the stress.

"The occupation of Crimea has become a tragedy for hundreds of thousands of people, including those who supported the invaders," said the Ukrainian President's envoy for Crimean Tatar affairs Mustafa Dzhemilev said earlier.

He has stressed the fact that the occupation government persecutes those who dare speak up against the occupation.

Dzhemilev emphasized that the occupational Russian regime brutally violates the Geneva Convention of 1949 "On the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War" by applying its legislation in the occupied territory, which is forbidden by this international document.

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