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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Crimean Tatars of Kherson want to return home

Ukraine is seriously concerned that the Crimean Tatars living in the Kherson can go back to the Peninsula, so went the talk about the emergence of national autonomy in the Kherson region. “MK” has decided to find out, is there any chance that banned in Russia “the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people” can keep people’s dreams of autonomy.

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Banned in Russia organization “the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people” concerned that many of their compatriots living in the Kherson oblast glance enviously at their Russian relatives, I decided to remind Kyiv about the need to create a national autonomy in the border to the Crimea region. To remember the past promises of the establishment of “independence” Majlis forced internal divisions within the people. The Diaspora of Crimean Tatars in the Kherson region have expressed a desire for normalization of relations and cooperation with compatriots from the Crimea. For the time that the Crimea is part of Russia about 400 families have received apartments, was built about 150 mosques in the region began to appear in the press in Tatar, and the language received official status on the Peninsula alongside Russian and Ukrainian. According to the head of the state Committee of Crimea for interethnic relations and deported citizens Zaur Smirnov, on similar privileges to the Crimean Tatars in Ukraine can only dream of. He doubts that Kiev can wait for legal and political rehabilitation. The official suggests that with the advent of autonomy, the Majlis expects the outflow of the Crimean Tatars from the Peninsula. But he does not believe that the leaders of the Majlis there ever was any chances, and the maximum of what they can achieve — the incitement of ethnic hatred in the border area.

“The Crimean Tatars already have a homeland – Crimea. Here they have all the conditions for development with culture and customs. Other education is nothing but a political provocation,” concluded Zaur Smirnov.

According to the analyst Denis Denisov, another statement of the Majlis about the necessity of autonomy nothing more than the opportunity to remind the Ukrainian government.

– Their statement they attracted only the attention of the media, and nothing more. You have to understand that not all people agree with the creation of such autonomy — in the Kherson region residents are against its occurrence. This initiative comes from the Assembly and its leader Refat Chubarov, who, in fact, monopolized the opinion of the Crimean Tatar people. Not all Crimean Tatars share his point of view, and those that left the Peninsula in Kherson is now just trying through his speeches and ideas to posts in the Ukrainian government. They do not care what they think themselves the Crimean Tatars. At the moment, the idea of autonomy – just a provocative statement. If it will, then it is likely that Ukraine will break out the next ethnic conflict


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