In the annexed Crimea, the invaders forced students to participate in the action wearing T-shirts with the inscription "Putin aldga" (“Go Putin”). According to the Crimean media controlled by the Kremlin, "Crimean youth held a flashmob in support of the Russian president."
One of the organizers of the action was "Regional national-cultural autonomy of the Crimean Tatars of the Republic of Crimea", headed by the collaborator Eyvaz Umerov.
“In Simferopol, the invaders drove Crimean Tatar vatniks with T-shirts "Putin aldga" ("Go Putin"). Meanwhile, dozens of repressed representatives of this people are in the ghetto, killed or kidnapped. They reported on 100 participants. I counted about 20,” Twitter user Crimean bandera wrote on his page.
Крым. В Симферополе оккупанты выгнали крымскотатарскую вату с футболками "Путин алдгъа" ("Путин вперед"). А в это время десятки репрессируемых представителей их народа сидят в гетто, убиты или похищены. Сказали, что вышло 100 чел. Я насчитал аж около 20-ти https://t.co/xrQ2WU03Oq pic.twitter.com/hGUxVLSyJS— КРЫМский бандеровец (@CrimeaUA1) 17 февраля 2018 г.
Earlier, in the occupied Crimea the Kremlin-controlled “council” of the Crimean Tatar people was created, which should allegedly provide a link between the so-called authorities and the population.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, speaking at the Munich Security Conference, said that Russia most rudely violated the rights of the Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea. He noted that Russia did not come to Crimea to protect the rights and freedoms of people, as they are violated wherever Russia is present.