The representatives of the FSB of Russia made a condition during the negotiations of the release of Crimean Tatars Ahtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov that they must write the petition for pardon to President of Russia Vladimir Putin. First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko reported at Facebook.
However, according to Gerashchenko, it became possible to avoid this due to the efforts of the Ukrainians diplomats.
‘One of the conditions from the FSB was to make Ilmi Umerov and Ahtem Chiygoz to write a petition for pardon to Putin. Mustafa Dzhemilev in despair claimed that it will never happen during the visit of President Poroshenko to Strasbourg. We are proud of Chiygoz and Umerov, they are really unbreakable. The Ukrainian and Turkish diplomacy did everything these long days to exclude any conditions on the pardon because these heroes will never write this to Putin’, Gerashchenko said.
She added that the agreement for the release of Chiygoz and Umerov was known a few weeks ago but it was kept secret.
‘The initiated knew about the release of the Crimean Tatars leaders a few weeks ago. Particularly, thanks to the whole Ukrainian delegation in the PACR that accidentally got to knew this two weeks ago in Strasbourg but was silent and kept it secret. Only a few individuals knew the number of the negotiations of President Poroshenko and Mustafa Dzhemilev, the number of meetings in New York where our delegation raised the issue on the release of the prisoners as the prioritized and president asked Erdogan to help in the release’, Gerashchenko claimed.
Representatives of Crimea Tatar Mejlis Ilmi Umerov and Achtem Chiygoz judged by occupation court of Russia were extradited to Turkey on October 25.