The UN International Court once again urged Russia to cancel the ban, which prohibits the activity of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people. Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported that on Thursday evening.
The statement says that the court informed Ukraine of its position towards Russia's commitment to the court's decision in April 2017. The decision bounded Russia to abstain from limiting the actions of Crimean Tatar institutes in the occupied Crimea, including the Mejlis.
'The Russian Federation disobeyed this extremely clear instruction and never lifted the ban of Mejlis activity, first introduced in April 2016. In its letters to the parties, the Court confirmed the obligation of this order, obliging Russia to inform the authority of certain steps, which are supposed to fulfill the order', reads the message.
Ukraine also called on Russia to live up to its international liabilities by the unconditional canceling of the ban.
Earlier, the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people said it had grounds to believe that Russia intends to banish Crimean Tatars from the occupied peninsula, removing them with Boers, the South Africans of European descent. Eskender Bariyev, the member of the Mejlis said this as quoted by UNN news agency.
According to him, the number of attacks on Crimean Tatars - by both law enforcers and various social elements - has vastly increased.
'I guess this is supposed to ease the banishing of the indigenous people from its own territory, from its Motherland... We conducted analysis, and there's information that Russia has been actively working to remove the population in Crimea. Specifically, in June, we spotted members of the Boer people, the Africans of European descent', Bariyev said.