In the occupied Crimea and on the mainland of Ukraine services exist that help the Crimeans to make Ukrainian documents. They are controlled by Russian special services and operate through corruption schemes, the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Boris Babin stated on air of the Hayat Radio.
“Unfortunately, this fact is indicating some negative trends in the provision of administrative services. To date, particular groups offer paid services of transporting people from Crimea and to Crimea to obtain Ukrainian passports and documents ... They bring these people to the passport offices of the Migration Service, where they have their own contacts among the clerks. This, unfortunately, often has a corruption character. Or they are just fooling people, collecting money from them. We are aware of the situation, we are monitoring everything. But the most frightening thing for us in this situation, it is that these people who organize the transportation of Crimeans are controlled by the FSB," he said.
Commenting on the case of the detention of seven Crimean Tatar women by the Russian border guards on the administrative border with the Crimea, who turned out to be spouses of political prisoners, he noted that this was solely a consequence of the negative attitude of the Russian occupation authorities towards those Crimeans who seek to obtain Ukrainian documents on the mainland.
“This is especially noticeable when the documents are made for the Crimeans, regardless of the so-called commercial intermediaries, who, presumably, give them a part of the income.”
According to Babin, this issue is now being considered by the Main Directorate of the Security Service of Ukraine and the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
Earlier, QHA reported that on November 8 at about 7:00 pm on the administrative border between the mainland Ukraine and the occupied Crimea, the Russian border guards detained seven Crimean Tatars women, wives and close ones of the political prisoners: Liana Bilyalova, Fera Abdullaeva, Guzal Salidinova, Alim Abdullaeva, Fatma Ismailova, Meriem Kuku, Zarina Dzepparova.
The women were detained for more than 6 hours at the Russian checkpoint "Armyansk-Chaplyanka". At about 11:00 pm, the lawyer Eden Sememlyaev was allowed to the checkpoint.
Around 11:45 all the detained women were released.
The goal of the Russian security forces' actions in the occupied Crimea is an attempt to make the Crimean Tatar people look as terrorists and extremists. They are also aimed at repression and intimidation of the Crimean Tatars.