Speaker of Crimean Parliament Vladimir Konstantinov says “anti-Russian leadership of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people became an obsolete element after March 16, 2014 ”.

Konstantinov announced this during a press-conference, Krym.realli reports.

“Crimea has never faced interethnic tensions. As the Ukrainian crisis came to a boil, Kyiv tried to use Crimean Tatar leaders, promising them high posts, but these were unrealistic promises and Mejlis leaders were confined in anti-Russian factor. But after the referendum [to join Russia,-ed.], these very leaders became an obsolete element, an appendicitis of [Crimean Tatar] people”- he said.

The Parliament Speaker went on saying that the authorities of Crimea aim to build “new Russian Crimea”.