“Enough is enough: there’ll be no more selling out one’s own country. However, we are prepared to make an exception: we will trade goods, such as a shipment of soda they attempted to bring in today in exchange for a hefty sum of money, for political prisoners. That way, we will be speaking the language they understand,” said Jemilev.

According to Jemilev, a blockade is but one of the many ways of bringing Crimea back.

“We are under no illusion that by preventing food, construction materials and strategically important products from being delivered to Crimea we will force the Russians to pick up their stuff, such as tanks and others things, and head back to Russia. We’re simply doing our bit.”

Just a reminder: Ever since a blockade was put in place on September 20, food prices in Crimea have been steadily rising. As a retaliatory measure, the Prosecutor’s Office has forbidden the local medias from using the word ‘Mejlis’ in their reports, citing the fact that no organization with this name is registered in Crimea as a reason.