“The occupant Russian court made an illegitimate decision today, which puts Mejlis as an extremist organization and prohibits its activity. As the Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars people, I issued the decree about introduction of the state of emergency in all authoritative bodies of the self-governance of Crimean Tatar people under conditions of temporary Russian occupation of Crimea”, Chubarov said at a press conference broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel. He expressed confidence that the international community will soon react on the ban imposed by pro-Russian authorities in the occupied Crimea.
Refat Chubarov added that from now on, the central office of the Mejlis will be located in Kyiv.
Earlier today, the so-called "Supreme Court" of the Russian-occupied Crimea banned Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and forbade any activities of this organization across the Russian Federation.