Jemilev calls for more sanctions if Russia bans Mejlis
Possible ban of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People by Russia should be regarded as a ground to increase international sanctions against Russia, President's Commissioner for the Rights of the Crimean Tatars, Petro Poroshenko Bloc MP, Mustafa Jemilev has said.
"Tomorrow [on Thursday] a trial to ban Mejlis will continue, and if it's declared extremist or terrorist organization, then this fact should be in the focus of international organizations. If this [ban of Mejlis] happens, then it is a sufficient basis to introduce new, more effective sanctions against the aggressor," Jemilev said at a press conference on Wednesday in Kyiv.
Occupational authorities aiming to ban Mejlis and declare war on it, in fact attack all the Crimean Tatar People, Jemilev added.