May 22, the Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov held a meeting with the French Ambassador to Ukraine Isabelle Dumont. At the meeting, the parties discussed repression in the Crimea and ways of pressure on Russia to free political prisoners, Chubarov informed on his Facebook page.

“My goal was to convey information about the repression against Crimean Tatars by the Russian occupation authorities in the temporarily occupied Crimea and discuss ways of pressure on Russia to release political prisoners in the Crimea. I hope that the discussion of many issues of the dramatic present in the Crimea on the eve of the meeting between French President Macron and Putin will have beneficial effect,” he wrote.

Earlier Chubarov said that Ukraine should demand from international partners to raise the issue of illegal actions of Russians in the occupied Crimea in any bilateral talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.