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Russia secretly relocated up to million people to Crimea, - Dzhemilev

According to him, Russia forcibly changes the demography of the peninsula that is equaled to the war-crimes
12:32, 26 May 2018

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The Russian Federation massively populates annexed Crimea with the Russian-speaking citizens from other regions. Mustafa Dzhemilev, the Ukrainian President Commission for Crimean Tatars claimed this as Ukrinform reported.

'The forcible change of the demographic composition of the occupied territory belongs to the war-crimes, according to Geneva Convention of 1949', he reminded.

That is why the data on the number of the ressetlers is carefully hidden.

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However, according to Dzhemilev's data received from the testimony of the Crimean citizens, the issue is about from 850, 000 up to one million people.

Alim Aliev, the co-founder of the non-governmental organization 'Crimea-SOS' identified a few categories of the ressetlers at 112 Ukraine broadcasting: the soldiers, FSB officers and officials who arrive to work at the local administrations.

'Russia repeats the strategy used during the first occupation at times of Catherine the Great. Then was no possibility to deport people, was not railway and wagons. They just created the unbearable conditions for people, forced them to migrate and as a result, the Crimean Tatars became the national minority during the short period of time', Dzhemilev noted.

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He also emphasized that the FSB holds the complex of the events to make the Crimean Tatars leave the peninsula.

'Not long ago, we intercepted one confidential letter of the FSB to so-called head of Crimea Aksenov. There was about three-year plan of the FSB toward the Crimean Tatars to make them cooperate with the occupation authority', Dzhemilev noted.

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According to him, the mass searches, filtrations, arrests were mentioned as the methods for this.

Earlier Dzhemilev reported that 250 000 people were transferred from Russia to Crimea.

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