Over the past few months the Ukrainian authorities gave the Crimean Tatars all the benefits, which previously they could not even dream of. First, they “gave” Crimea, making it the Crimean Tatar autonomy, which supposedly is still a part of Ukraine, and now proposed to consolidate the right of Crimean Tatars to self-determination in the Constitution Square, however, so that it is in no way contrary to the rights of other peoples living on the Peninsula. “MK” has understood, why the generosity of the Ukrainian authorities emerged only now, not until 2014, when Kiev had every opportunity to put their words on the matter.
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DATAROW Refat, the head of the Bakhchisaray district of the Crimea:
Poroshenko always something is said, but if he really wants to prove his love to the Crimean Tatar people, even renamed one of the airports in Kyiv in honor of twice hero of the Soviet Union Amet-Khan Sultan, then we think, sincere or not. In 23 years none of the Ukrainian politicians the finger does not hit in order to get on with our lives, because they were afraid of the Crimean Tatars and are now trying to pretend that this didn’t happen, because they need to return back to the Crimea. But people say: “After a fight with his fists do not wave”. All living on the Peninsula the Crimean Tatars perceive statements from Kiev as a joke. Do not be surprised if Poroshenko will appoint someone from the Crimean Tatar battalion of the presidency of the Crimea.
Denis DENISOV, the head of the Ukrainian branch of the CIS Institute:
Until 2014, when the Crimea held a referendum on joining Russia, not one Ukrainian President could not even come close to hear something like that today said Poroshenko. Primarily, this was due to the fact that the Crimean Tatars are not perceived by Ukrainian authorities as a significant factor in political confrontation with Moscow, as their total population in the Crimea was not decisive for the political choice of the development vector of the Peninsula. At the same time, we should not forget that the radical part of the Crimean-Tatar society, which formed the Crimean Tatar Mejlis (banned in Russia organization), has always been loyal to the Ukrainian authorities, especially in those periods when it was configured anti-Russian. The reason for this is that the ideology of the Majlis is based on the confrontation with Russia. In addition to the President of Ukraine, the Crimean Tatars is a continuation of the leverage on Turkey that he wants to build a constructive relationship and to conclude an anti-Russian Alliance. In this regard, Poroshenko easily makes overtures to the Crimean Tatars and at the same time completely ignoring similar demands and requests from other national minorities, including Russian.
One day, a statement of the right to self-determination for the Crimean Tatars, the Ukrainian security forces burst into the apartment of the former Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from KPU 68-year-old Alla Aleksandrovskaya and beat intercede for her soul mate. Probably against her will to initiate a criminal case for aiding the militias and the violation of the territorial integrity of the country, which it is, of course, did not. Once again we can see the true position of Kiev on people who disagree with him. Alexander advocated the expansion of powers of the Kharkiv region to solve its economic and socio-political problems. But the Ukrainian authorities are categorically not interested in any initiatives aimed at granting the regions more rights. Instead, Poroshenko wants to build a rigid vertical of power, in the system which suppressed any alternative view, up to a direct destruction of the opposition.Related posts: