In the directive of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, as well as in a letter addressed by Russian special services to the illegally elected chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Aksyonov, recommendations are given for intimidating the Crimean Tatar people and discrediting the Mejlis. These documents were presented by the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev during the meeting of members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people with representatives of foreign diplomatic missions and international organizations. Copies of documents are at the disposal of QHA.
Thus, the documents are dated April 28, 2015, they describe "conducting filtration work on the border with Ukraine, preventing the Crimean Tatars from leaving Crimea, searching, raids, security sweeps under the guise of finding criminals in the places of residence and the accumulation of Crimean Tatars, preventing mass meetings, including those on religious holidays."
Furthermore, the FSB recommends initiating the procedure for recognizing the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people as a "radical Islamist organization which activities pose a threat to the Russian Federation."
Russian special services also recommended "to intensify the activities of patriotic organizations that are radical towards the Crimean Tatars". The latter means pro-Russian organizations operating in the territory of the annexed Crimea. Thus, the FSB explicitly recommended to pit the Slav population against the Crimean Tatars in the occupied peninsula.
“I do not know of any civilized state that initiates an ethnic conflict, it confronts representatives of different nationalities. And in the Crimea this is a reality. And illegally elected head of the republic of Crimea was recommended to do it back in 2015,” said the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev, presenting the documents.
Mustafa Dzhemilev said that this directive was translated into English and given to the lawyer of Ukraine, who defends the interests of Ukraine in the Hague Tribunal, as evidence of inciting ethnic strife by Russia. Representatives of foreign embassies and foreign press were familiarized with the document as well.
QHA reported that on March 13, an annual meeting of members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people with the ambassadors of foreign states and representatives of international organizations was held in Kyiv.