Russian occupation authorities in Crimea will do everything in order to quell the disaffected population, in particular, the Crimean Tatars, Bohdan Yaremenko, Head of the Charity Foundation "Maidan of Foreign Affairs," told at the international forum "Crimea - it is Ukraine," held today in the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center.

- The fate of the Crimean Tatars is a huge problem. At this point it is not about expulsion, but the occupation authorities will work out scenarios aimed at suppression of disaffected population. Russia plans to develop a military base in Crimea, it is of strategic importance. Disloyal population poses a threat to these plans and Crimean Tatars are strong-willed people, able to resist, said Yaremenko.

He went on saying that today the Russian Federation is practicing in Crimea a new mind-control technology in order to use it further in Russia when a political and economic situation in the country gets worse.

According to experts, Russia will do everything possible to wipe out the Crimean Tatar control centers.

- Occupants are planning to destroy control centers - Mejlis and Kurultai, and then replace them with pseudo leaders. Then they will want to gain control over media and the destruct cultural centers. Next - political assassinations, said Yaremenko.

February, 26 has been recognized the Day of Crimean Resistance against Russia’s occupation as this day the city of Simferopol hosted a rally against the separatist sentiments in Crimean Parliament, which led to occupation of the peninsula.

The Russian Federation occupied Crimea in February-March 2014 saying a falsified referendum on March, 16 showed that Crimean residents want to join Russia. The international community has not recognized the annexation. For Ukraine, Crimea remains the temporarily occupied territory.

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