Representative of the Crimean occupation authorities Dmitry Polonsky said that the US Department of State does not recognize the decision of the Russian court to ban the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, as this organization is their brainchild, RIA "Novosti" informs.
“How can they refuse to support something they have created and financed? It is their brainchild, their favorite creation that they have nurtured since Crimea was a part of Ukraine. They created the Mejlis as a counter to most Russian authority on the peninsula,” Polonsky said.
The Kremlin protege said that the Mejlis is a product of the American special services, who plot to use it for destructive policies in future.
As QHA reported earlier, the US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the United States does not recognize the legitimacy of the decision of the Supreme Court to ban the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.
September 29, the Supreme Court of Russia held a meeting on the case "On the prohibition of the activities of the public association "Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people" under the Article 9 of the Federal Law of 25.07.2002, No.1145-FL" On counteracting extremist activity."
The panel of judges of the Supreme Court of Russia in Moscow banned the activity of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people on the territory of the Russian Federation and the occupied Crimea.
Following the ruling by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to ban the Mejlis, Refat Chubarov - Chairman of the Crimean Tatar representative body - said that real prison terms threaten the Crimean Tatars for their involvement in Mejlis activities.
The EU Ambassador to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli said that Russian ban on the Crimean Tatar Mejlis is a serious offence against the rights of the Crimean Tatars, while the Russian Federation is obliged to fully ensure them under the International law.
The Ministry for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine issued a statement drawing attention of the International community to the ruling by the Russian court, which violates the rights of the Crimean Tatar people.
Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Ukraine Judith Gough expressed concern about the decision of the RF Supreme Court upholding the ban on the Crimean Tatar Mejlis.