Leader of the Justice civil-political movement: Crimea was lost because Tatars were unrepresented in Kyiv

The leader of the Justice civil-political movement, Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, believes that the Crimea was lost because of a systemic mistake made by Ukrainian authorities.

"The key mistake of all Ukrainian branches of power, including the President, was that the representatives of the Crimean Tatar people were almost completely unrepresented in the Ukrainian authority structure, both in Ukraine, and in the Crimea. This includes the government, courts, law enforcement agencies, and in particular, the SBU," the politician said on ATR TV.

The Crimea was lost, but there is a chance to get it back, said Nalyvaichenko, who has his own plan for the return of the Crimea.

In his opinion, representatives of the Crimean Tatar people need to defend their own national interests in the creation of a legitimate government for Crimean autonomy. "In Ukraine, it is necessary to launch all mechanisms and provide state support for the training, work, and preparation of the Crimean Tatar elite. They should deal with issues of self-government, maintain a register of the population of the Crimea, and all its lands. Then identify who lost real estate and business in the Crimea," he stressed.

The former head of the SBU provided an example of how, after the treason of the Crimean SBU and in particular the Alfa Group special branch, new units of the Crimean security service were created in Ukraine, and the Prosecutor's Office of the Crimea was later established as well.

"We will definitely get the Crimea back and these institutions, people, and the elite of the Crimean Tatar people will prepare the ground to fully return to their native land. This land belongs to them, not to the aggressor," the leader of the Justice civil-political movement emphasized.

  Crimean Tartars, Ukraine, Crimea