Russia will not comply with the requirement of the UN Court in the Hague on lifting the ban on the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Chairman of Mejlis of Crimean people Refat Chubarov told QHA during the meeting of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars, which took place in Kyiv on July 21.
According to Chubarov, Moscow will try to convince the whole world that "the Crimean Tatars allegedly live in the Crimea so well that the representative body of the indigenous people of the Crimea is not needed."
The Head of the Mejlis noted that Russia will also refuse to comply with the demand of the UN court, referring to its own legislation, under which the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people is recognized as an extremist organization in the Russian Federation.
“The Mejlis took a number of steps to ensure that the Russian Federation complied with the Court's decision. We appealed to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, to other competent bodies demanding to comply with the Court's decision," Chubarov added.
Earlier, the International Court of Justice in the Hague has demanded Russia to resume the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.
QHA reported that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine urged the International Court of Justice to confirm that Russia is obliged to cancel the ban on activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people in accordance with the order of April 19, 2017.
PACE also demanded that Russia lift the ban on the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people in the Crimea and lift restrictions on entry to the annexed peninsula for members of the Mejlis.