He said that at a conference in the Ukrainian crisis media center.
“As long as Russia seized the Crimea, it takes full responsibility for its economic situation, its energy supplies and food,” – he said, adding that his supporters in the Crimea approve this idea and are “ready to endure any hardship, just to be set free”. “People are well aware that they have no prospects in the so-called Russian Crimea,” – said Dzhemilev.
According to the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, he has already expressed this position personally to Poroshenko.
In July of 2014, Dzhemilev filed a lawsuit against Russia with the European Court of Human Rights. Earlier, the leader of the Crimean Tatars was denied entry to the Russian territory for five years. Sergei Aksenov, the Acting Head of the Republic of Crimea, called him a saboteur and a puppet of Western intelligence agencies.
Mustafa Dzhemilev is a Soviet dissident who spent more than 15 years in prisons and prison camps, seeking the return of his people to the Crimea after Stalin’s deportation.