Russia may break down if it continues to keep Crimea, - Dzhemilev
15:42, 2 March 2016

Russia may break down if it continues to keep Crimea, - Dzhemilev

The long-standing leader of Crimean Tatars met with students in Kyiv

15:42, 2 March 2016

The Russian Federation might dissolve if it doesn’t return the illegally occupied Crimea to Ukraine. Leader of Crimean Tatars, MP Mustafa Dzhemilev said this at an open lecture that he read in front of students of Kyiv Institute for Foreign Affairs, QHA agency reported.

“Here’s where Putin’s greatest loss is: as a smart man, he clearly understood that the so-called referendum in Crimea that took place in March 2014 would be never recognized by civilized countries. But he’d thought he could set up a pro-Russian regime in Kyiv, like it was during Yanukovych’s rule. He was wrong. Ukrainians fiercely fought in Donbas, and back then, the Armed Forces were smaller in size and less combat efficient. But now, it’s about 250,000 men in the army, and Putin won’t make his way to Kyiv now”, he said.

According to Dzhemilev, the Russian President has no other option but to withdraw troops from the occupied Crimea and give it back to Ukraine.

“Otherwise, Russia may break down”, he said.

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