Dzhemilev: Russia intends to change demographic situation in Crimea
In an interview with Channel 5, Mustafa Dzhemilev, Representative of the President of Ukraine on Crimean Tatar people, has said that Russia is forcibly changing the demographic situation in the Crimea by bringing 250 thousand people from the LPR and DPR, as well as 300 thousand people from Russia, to the area.
"Russia is grossly violating the Geneva Convention on the inadmissibility of forcibly changing the demographic situation in an occupied territory. They are creating conditions under which indigenous people are being forced to leave the peninsula, [and] populating it with people loyal to themselves. For example, they brought 250 thousand people from the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, these [Russian rednecks], many of them - bandits who participate in lawlessness; and no less than 250 thousand residents of the Russian Federation, [maybe] even 300-400 thousand, according to various estimates," said Dzhemilev.
The Representative of the President of Ukraine said that this directly contradicts the requirements of the Geneva Convention, and is a war crime.
"But there everything is so secret, how many people are registered. In these systems, where there is [known] data, there are practically no Crimean Tatars. Everything is very secretive," he said.