The so-called "Governor" of Sevastopol Sergey Menyailo advised Crimean Tatars to explore the territory "high up in the mountains." He stated this in an interview with "Medusa".
“They came to me in 2014, saying: We want to have our own territory. I'm sorry, friends. You want to have your own territory? You are welcome. High up in the mountains there are undeveloped areas, please take them"- said the representative of the occupation authorities.
Menyailo also added that "if someone wants to live in another country, to road is opened for them."
On journalist’s comment that the Crimean Tatars want to live in the Crimea, Menyailo said "you just have to pay less attention to this, and sometimes have to talk more harshly."
Also "the Governor” said that the Crimean Tatars were taken to Crimea by Ukraine in opposition to Russian-speaking population, as a tool for the ukrainization of the territory."