"I feel my song is becoming even more relevant, unfortunately, when I hear about what's happening... It's sad, and I hope that everything will be fine. I sing to Ukraine, I sing to Crimea. I want my song to be a drop in this ocean, and I want it to help reveal the problems of Ukraine and the Crimean Tatars," she said, Krym.Realii reports.
Jamala's Eurovision-2016 entry "1944" is dedicated to the deportation of the Crimean Tatars.
On May 12, Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov was detained in Bakhchisaray in an extremism probe conducted by the occupation authorities.
Read alsoUkraine calls on intl community to condemn Russia’s aggressive policy against Crimean Tatars"Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov has been detained by the FSB in the occupied town of Bakhchisaray. He is currently being taken to Simferopol for arraignment," Refat Chubarov, head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and MP from the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko, wrote on Facebook.