Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, Crimean Tatar political prisoners released from Russian captivity today, are now in Turkey, and will return to Ukraine tomorrow, October 26. Leader of Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzemilev told this on air to one of the TV channels, according to Interfax-Ukraine.
“Tomorrow they will arrive in Kyiv. They are to meet either Erdogan (the president of Turkey, - editor), or the Prime Minister, and after that they want to come here,” Dzhemilev said.
He added that Umerov and Chiygoz were offered to stay for medical treatment, but they want to return to Ukraine as soon as possible.
As it was reported earlier, the representatives of the Crimea Tatar Mejlis Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz judged by occupation court of Russia were extradited to Turkey on October 25. Russian authorities tried to force them to beg Putin for pardon first, but the ultimatum wasn't fulfilled, as they would never concede to that.
They also went through a medical checkup in Ankara, as both of them have health problems.