The OSCE high Commissioner on national minorities (HCNM) Astrid Thors expressed on Thursday concern over the commercial blockade of the Crimea from the groups of the Crimean Tatars and a number of commercial associations of Ukraine.
"I am also concerned about the potential impact on the situation in Crimea and around it from continuing "civil blockade" of commercial vehicles, following in the Crimea and the Crimean Tatars initiated With the participation of a number of other commercial actors. From my point of view, this blockade may further increase tensions, most if it will be expanded, " - said in the text of the speech in front of the Torso of the OSCE Permanent Council on Thursday.
SARS also reiterated their own call For Russia to engage her in a dialogue on the situation of national minorities in Crimea and to satisfy her repeated pleas for visiting the Crimea." Unfortunately, I must inform the Permanent Council that these pleas To date have not been satisfied " she said.
Leaders in Russia of unregistered organization "the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people" Refat Chubarov and Mustafa Dzhemilev has acted against the reunification of the Crimea With Russia and left the Peninsula. Because of extremist statements, inciting national discord, in 2014 them at 5 years was denied entry to the Russian Federation, then in their relation criminal cases have been filed. Thus Dzhemilev and Chubarov have become one of the initiators of the commercial blockade of the Peninsula from Ukraine, which started at the end of September. Then on Ukraine's border With Crimea in Kherson region, unidentified twice blew up a power line supplying electricity to the Peninsula.
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