In Crimea, commented on the statements of Kiev about what Ukraine has collected evidence for the prosecution of Joseph Stalin and Lavrentiy Beria in the deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944. The practical consequences for the Crimean Tatars will not do such decisions look like “a mockery of their tragedy,” said the Chairman of the state Committee of Crimea for interethnic relations and deported citizens Zaur Smirnov
The allegations made against Stalin and Beria, Ukraine “trying to evade responsibility for” inaction in relation to the Crimean Tatars for 23 years, said Smirnov. He noted that during this time Kiev has not adopted legislation on the rehabilitation of Crimean Tatars.
According to Smirnov, from the history of the Crimean Tatar people of Ukraine is trying to derive political benefits. Previously, he criticized Kiev’s plans to change the status of Crimea in the Constitution.