Contents tagged with Dzhemilev

  • Ukraine's Military Intelligence: Russia plans to deploy nuclear weapons in annexed Crimea

    Russia plans to transfer nuclear weapons to the territory of the Crimea, announced the representative for the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Vadim Skibitsky, on the air of Donbas.Realiti FM.

    According to him, this year Ukrainian intelligence had already recorded the exercises in subdivisions that are involved in transporting nuclear weapons from Russia to the territory of the annexed Crimea.

    “These are the tasks of the 12th Main Directorate of the Defense …

  • Dzhemilev: Around 10% of Crimean Tatars left Crimea because of Russia’s oppression

    Russia uses the Russian Empress Catherine II strategy in the occupied Crimea by evicting the Crimean Tatars and populating the peninsula with Russians. The leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, in an interview with the Austrian newspaper Wiener Zeitung stated that around 10% of the Crimean Tatars were forced to leave their native land, reports Ukrinform.

    "According to our estimates, 10% of 300,000 Crimean Tatars were forced to leave Crimea. This is the same strategy used by …

  • Dzhemilev: Turkey fights for the release of Ukrainian sailors detained by Russia

    Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev said in an interview with Ukrinform that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan instructed the Turkish Foreign Minister to press Russia about the recent Kerch Strait issues. 

    "Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated that President Erdogan instructed him to raise on all platforms the issue of free navigation through the Kerch Strait and the need to return our captured ships," said Dzhemilev. 

    Dzhemilev said the question about the imprisoned sailors’  …

  • Dzhemilev: Erdogan to discuss release of Ukrainian prisoners with Putin

    Ukraine has given Turkey a list of Ukrainians being held illegally in Russia, Ukrainian MP and Presidential Commissioner for the Crimean Tatar People Mustafa Dzhemilev told UNIAN news agency. Turkish President Recep Erdogan intends to discuss the possibility of releasing the Kremlin’s prisoners with his colleague Vladimir Putin.

    “The Mejlis administrator made contact. He asked the Turkish ambassador to pass on this list. He passed it on, I think it was a week ago,” Dzhemilev told reporters. …

  • Erdogan asks Dzhemilev for the list of Ukrainian prisoners held in Russia

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked the leader of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev to give him the list of Ukrainian prisoners detained in Russia and promised to discuss this issue with Putin, Dzhemilov said in an interview to Radio Svoboda.

    “During our recent meetings – it was on July 12 – Poroshenko (Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine) and I were present at the opening of the Trans-Anatolian gas system. We met again with Erdogan. I told him that there are more than 70 …

  • Dzhemilev: Russia has relocated a million people to Crimea

    Russia has been settling the Crimea en masse with Russian-language citizens from different regions, stated Mustafa Dzhemilev, the President of Ukraine’s Commissioner for the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar People, in an interview with Ukrinform.

    “The enforced change of the demographics in the occupied territory, according to the Geneva Convention of 1949, belongs to the category of war crimes,” he remarked.

    This is why information on the number of settlers is “carefully concealed”, Dzhemilev …

  • Dzhemilev : Russia deployed six nuclear warheads to Crimea

    After the annexation of the Crimea, it is possible that in early 2016, the Russians deployed nuclear weapons to the territory which is not controlled by Ukraine. According to People's Deputy of Ukraine Mustafa Dzhemilev, six nuclear warheads are located on the territory of the peninsula.

    "First of all, this is a gross violation of the Budapest Memorandum because Crimea is the territory of Ukraine. We [Ukraine], a non-nuclear state became a nuclear state again. I appealed to the Ministry of …

  • Dzhemilev: Russia deployed six nuclear warheads in Crimea

    Russia has turned the annexed Crimea into a military base and placed nuclear weapons there, as  stated by the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev on a broadcast on Channel 5, UNIAN reports.

    “The Crimea has really been turned into a (military) base. For us it is most painful that the environment has been disturbed. This military-strategic object “Tavrida,” they cut down all the green areas there, if they find some statues or memorials with cultural significance, they remove …

  • Dzhemilev: Russia intends to change demographic situation in Crimea

    In an interview with Channel 5, Mustafa Dzhemilev, Representative of the President of Ukraine on Crimean Tatar people, has said that Russia is forcibly changing the demographic situation in the Crimea by bringing 250 thousand people from the LPR and DPR, as well as 300 thousand people from Russia, to the area.

    "Russia is grossly violating the Geneva Convention on the inadmissibility of forcibly changing the demographic situation in an occupied territory. They are creating conditions under …

  • Poroshenko called on the leaders of the Gulf States to stand up for the rights of Crimean Tatars

    During his visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, President Petro Poroshenko met with the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, as indicated on the administration’s website.

    According to the report, the both leaders discussed plans for the development of cooperation between Ukraine and the Arab Peninsula states.

    During the meeting, Poroshenko introduced Mustafa Dzhemilev, a former Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, leader of …