Russia's accusations of Crimean Tatars and repressions committed in the annexed Crimea are nothing but a discredit of the international efforts to fight terrorism. Volodymyr Yelchenko, the permanent representative of Ukraine in the UN said this during the open debates in the UN Security Council.
'As the aggressor state, Russia has been diminishing the international efforts for fighting terrorism by making up fake accusations of terrorist activity and approving the illegal court decisions against innocent people', the diplomat said as quoted by Ukrinform.
The Ukrainian official added that the Islamist extremism never was part of the history of Crimean peninsula - before the Russian occupation.
On March 28, Russian law enforcers searched dozens of houses and detained 23 Crimean Tatars; the FSB, Russia's federal security service suspects them in the membership in Hizb-Ut Tahrir movement.