The representative of the President of Ukraine on Affairs of the Crimean Tatar people, MP Mustafa Dzhemilev believes that Russian acquiescence in matters relating to the occupation of the Crimea, Western countries have to pay dearly. He stated this in an interview with Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, reported on the website of the Ombudsman in Facebook.
According to Dzhemilev, the Western politicians do not dare to drastic measures to force Moscow to return the Crimea.
“For its flexibility in matters relating to the occupation of the Crimea, the West could pay dearly. After all, the US, Britain, along with Russia in 1994 persuaded Ukraine to give up nuclear Arsenal for guarantees of security and territorial integrity. In obedience to the dictatorship of Moscow against Crimea, the world is essentially abandons efforts on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. The example of Ukraine teaches dictators that only the existence of nuclear weapons gives them security guarantees”, – he concluded.
Earlier, Dzhemilev said that in the occupied Crimea abducted 20 people, 18 people are in custody.
Russia has occupied the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014 year. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly has condemned Russia’s actions and called the annexation and occupation of Crimea illegal. Against Russia were imposed economic sanctions.