Russia is ready to spend excessive amounts of money to make the Crimean Tatars leave the annexed Crimea, as they remain part of pro-Ukrainian residents of the peninsula, according to People's Deputy of Ukraine Georgy Logvinsky.

Logvinsky says that for the Crimea hundreds of thousands of people who do not recognize the annexation are a serious pledge of Ukraine's victory, and that is why the Crimean Tatars are subjected to repression by the occupiers.

“Russia seeks to supplant the Crimean Tatars from the Crimea. We, in turn, must protect their rights. I think that the Crimean Tatar autonomy is a real task, but its creation requires hard work," he said.

Logvinsky believes that the MPs need to reach a consensus, since there are not many opportunities for compromise. The People's Deputy also expressed an opinion that representatives of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people are ready to "settle for less".

Earlier, the MP said that the state budget of Ukraine provided for an increase in funding for the Crimean House. According to him, about half a million UAH are laid down for this purpose in the draft budget.

Source: Gordon