Refat Chubarov, member of the Verkhovna Rada and Chairman of the Crimean Tatars’ Majlis, reported in the parliament on the oncoming blockade of the Russian annexed peninsula.
It is planned that on September 20 at 12 a.m. the Crimean Tatar activists will block three roads from the mainland Ukraine to Crimea for the commercial tracks. At the same time, the way for the passenger cars will be open. After his words, this blockade is intended to be long-term.
“Our action will have a long-term character. We are looking forward for adopting the bills by the Verkhovna Rada, aimed to arrange the problems of interaction between mainland Ukraine and occupied Crimea. The law on the free economic zone “Crimea” must be abolished,” Chubarov stated.
As Chubarov has explained previously, the blockade of the peninsula is to take place because the “Crimean question” takes the second place comparing to the conflict in Donbas. Also, “Pravyi Sektor” announced today to join the blockade. After the statement of organization, the blockade is understood as a direct strike on Russia’s interests, and on existing situation in Ukraine.
Its support of the blockade of Crimea was also expressed by “Narodny Rukh” [People’s movement]. The organization is going to inform society about the blockade’s course and encourages to actively join it.