The Russian occupation authorities goal is to intimidate the citizens of Ukraine on the peninsula.
This was stated by Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzhepparova. She noted that the persecution of Ukrainian citizens in Crimea started from the peninsula occupation beginning in 2014.
“Since 2014, Russia has been purposefully looking for “terrorists” in Crimea and … finding them. In this way, it fills the myth about “Islamic extremism” and the heroic struggle against it. This is the way how Russia frightens our citizens in Crimea,” Dzhepparova said.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemned the continuing deterioration of the human rights situation in the Crimean Peninsula territory temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation.
Let’s remind, that Lyudmyla Denysova, the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, said that illegal searches of Tatar places took place, and political prisoners were imprisoned under inhumane conditions in Russia and the temporarily occupied Crimea.