Invaders changing demographic situation in occupied Crimea, displacing Crimean Tatars, ethnic Ukrainians
The world has not recognized the Russian presidential election in the occupied Crimea, and punishment for illegal actions against the sovereignty of the territorial integrity of Ukraine is only a matter of time, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said.
"Thanks to solidarity with the Crimean Tatars, the world did not recognize the electoral farce, neither the G7, nor the United States, nor the European Union, nor many other countries. The sanctions imposed, including by Ukraine, are now in force against a number of persons responsible for illegal voting. Punishment for any illegal actions against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine is inevitable, like the Last Judgment. This is obvious. The only thing is that we cannot know the time and terms, but I am sure that the aggressor will be held accountable for the construction of the Kerch bridge and for many other things," Poroshenko said in Kyiv on Friday at a rally requiem dedicated to the memory of the victims of genocide against the Crimean Tatar people genocide and the Day of Struggle for the Rights of the Crimean Tatar People.
He noted that the boycott by the Crimean Tatars of the illegitimate election of the Russian president in the temporarily occupied Crimea had become an occasion for unfolding a new stage of repression.
"The club of admirers of Stalin, which is now ruling behind the Kremlin walls, has restored the policy of resettlement of the Crimean Tatars. The 'Russian world' in Crimea has vivid signs of being xenophobic and anti-Crimean Tatar. Thousands of our compatriots – the Crimean Tatars and ethnic Ukrainians - are forced to leave home homes due to the immediate threat to their lives," Poroshenko said.
According to him, the invaders, violating international law, are changing the demographic situation in the occupied territory, displacing the Crimean Tatars and ethnic Ukrainians, flooding the peninsula with immigrants from distant Russian regions.
"The right of the Crimean Tatars to live freely in their native land will certainly be restored. I am convinced of the inevitability of the triumph of historical justice," the president said.