Searches in occupied Crimea resemble raids of Stalin's secret police – Crimean Tatar leader Chubarov

16:23, 27 March 2019
Ukraine
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Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Member of Parliament of Ukraine Refat Chubarov has said large-scale searches conducted by Russian security forces in Russia-occupied Crimea on March 27 resemble the raids of Joseph Stalin's secret police of the '30s-'50s of the 20th century.

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"Russian occupiers' intrusion into the houses of the Crimean Tatars today is an act of the most massive human rights violations in occupied Crimea, committed by the occupiers within one day," Chubarov wrote on Facebook on March 27.

According to him, one can say it is the beginning of a new, even "more brutal wave of repression and persecution of the Crimean Tatars," whose goal is to try to bring them to the "total submission to the invaders."

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian-imposed authorities in Ukraine's occupied Crimea region on March 27 detained several Crimean Tatars after searching at least 25 houses.

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