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Russia diminishes fight against terrorism by its actions in Crimea, - Ukraine's UN envoy

Volodymyr Yelchenko commented on the recent mass detentions of Crimean Tatars in the Russian-occupied peninsula
09:32, 29 March 2019

Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN Volodymyr Yelchenko
Ukrinform

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.  

Related: Raids in Crimea: Russia detains 20 Crimean Tatars

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.  

Related: Searches in annexed Crimea: Russian law enforcers detain 10 Crimean Tatars

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