Russian special forces are provoking Crimean Tatars to violent resistance, Borys Zakharov, the Head of the Advocacy Center of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union stated during the press-conference held in Kyiv on December 7. 

“If such a situation occurs, Russia will consider it legitimate to conduct a violent mayhem towards Crimean Tatars and Muslims in the territory of the Crimea. And that is why the non-violent resistance of Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians causes respect. These ethnic groups are opposing the repressions existing on the peninsula,” Zakharov stated. 

Earlier the information emerged that, the invaders were creating conditions in the Crimea that make it impossible for Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians opposing Russia to live on the peninsula.