The Russian occupation authorities in the annexed Crimea searched the apartments of Crimean Tatars. Investigative actions began simultaneously at 4 a.m. in Krasnogvardiysk, Simferopol, Bakhchysaray districts and in Alushta.
According to the human rights organization Crimean Solidarity, security forces detained activists Emil Ziyadinov and Seyran Khayretdinov as a result of the searches.
Later, the First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Japarova clarified on her Facebook page that six people had been detained.
“The Kremlin is in action. Russian occupation authorities in Crimea are searching the families of Crimean Tatars. Six persons have already been detained by FSB in Simferopol. They may face charges under the infamous article on terrorism (Article 205.5 of the Criminal Code),” Japarova wrote.
She said that now the number of detained Crimean Tatars under the article on terrorism has reached 73 people.