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 them. Everything has been dug up and torn apart,” he said.
Dzhemilev added that he received information from two sources, not related to each other, that Russia had deployed six nuclear warheads in the annexed Crimea.
“As for nuclear warheads, it’s amazing that neither NATO nor our foreign intelligence knows the exact (data). It turns out that the intelligence of the Crimean Tatars is better than everyone else’s, isn’t it? We receive weekly reports about the Crimea: what kind of equipment has arrived, what their movements are. A week ago, I received confirmation that – judging from the levels of radiation – there are places where there are most likely (nuclear warheads),” said the leader of the Crimean Tatar people.
Last summer, the head of the General Staff of the Supreme Armed Forces Viktor Muzhenko said that the Russian Federation is restoring facilities for the storage of nuclear weapons in the Crimea. There was no information about the transfer of nuclear weapons at that time.