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Majlis calls for new sanctions against Russia

Eskender Bariev has called on the Parliament to react to the court trial against the Majlis.

Majlis calls for new sanctions against Russia
Eskender Bariev
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The Majlis of the Crimean Tatars thinks that new sanctions should be introduced against Russia due to the Russian Federation will to declare it an extremist organization.

The Ukrainian Crimean Tatar politician, member of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatars, Eskender Bariev, has stated this at the roundtable "Crimea on the international agenda" at Gorshenin Institute.

"It is virtually not just a court trial against a human rights organization, but in fact a trial over all the Crimean Tatars. This is the continuation of the "26 February" case as it is starting to break and in order to strengthen these processes, the Majlis has to be declared an extremist terrorist organization," Bariev said.

"We think that there is a need of an active reaction of the Ukrainian parliament. I think that we should not wait for the court final decision because the reaction of the European countries, Ukraine’s friends should be adequate and the sanctions against Crimea and Russia should be intensified, minding also the court hearing regarding the body of the Crimean Tatars," he pointed out.

As reported before, the "Crimean Supreme Court" has been hearing the suit on acknowledging the public association "Majlis of the Crimean Tatars" an extremist organization and ban it.

The Majlis is an executive body of the kurultai, which is a national convention, the highest executive-representative body of the Crimean Tatars.