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May 7 — May 13 News Digest

May 13, 2016 17:54 0 1977 QirimInfo
Searches and arrests of Crimean Tatars, criminal case against the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov, Poroshenko told EU Commissioner about oppressions of Crimean Tatars in Crimea and more.

OMON raided the market on Ai-Petri

May 10. More than fifty armed law enforcers conducted mass inspection of documents at points of sale.

Ukraine parliament appealed to international organizations about genocide of Crimean Tatars

May 11. Deputies called on the world to recognize deportation of Crimean Tatars as genocide and drew attention to the oppressions in occupied Crimea.

On Wednesday the Verkhovna Rada appealed to the international community to pay attention to the oppression of Crimean Tatars on the peninsula occupied by Russia and to recognize the deportation of 1944 as genocide. 240 deputies voted for the relevant draft resolution №4476.

New searches and detentions in Crimea

May 12. Russian security forces conducted a series of searches and arrests in Bakhchisarai. After a series of searches in Bakhchisaray four Crimean Tatars were detained — Zevri Abseitov, Remzi Memetov, Rustem Abiltarov and Enver Mamutov. Three of them are accused of involvement in a terrorist organization, another is in the organization of terrorist activities.

FSB opened a criminal case against Ilmi Umerov

May 12. Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov is accused of extremism. 

Poroshenko told EU Commissioner about oppressions of Crimean Tatars in Crimea

May 13. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko told about persecutions of Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea during a meeting with EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos. The Head of State described the human rights situation in Crimea as catastrophic.

Delegation of Italian parliamentarians-eurosceptics came to occupied Crimea

May 13. The delegation of Italian politicians came for three days visit to occupied Crimea, reports TSN. The delegation includes member of the Chamber of Deputies Nikola Ciracci, senators Paola de Pin and Bartolomeo Pepe, the Regional Council of Tuscany memebr Gabriele Sani. All the politicians are eurosceptics and adherents of populism.

Tymchuk: Tactical nuclear weapons may be redeployed to Crimea

May 13. According to military expert Dmytro Tymchuk, Russian army will not deploy intercontinental missiles, but transfer of tactical nuclear weapons is possible. Also, according to him, infrastructure of conventional weapons is actively developing too on the peninsula.

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