The liberation of Crimea from Russian annexation is possible provided that several factors come together, not the least of which is the role of the military. This opinion was expressed by the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov, Krym.Realii reported.
"I am one of those people who reject the liberation of the Crimea through military action. This should be a combination of a few, but very important factors: political, economic, diplomatic and military too. But only the military scenario of freeing Crimea is impossible," he said in an interview with Apostrophe.
Chubarov said that such a scenario would bring "a lot of unhappiness" to people living on the peninsula because "the treatment of people who have no support for Russian troops located in this area will be ugly."
"If they can erase a whole village from the face of the Earth on their own territories [Caucasus], I can only imagine what they can do in this case in the Crimea," the head of the Mejlis said, replying to to a question of whether the battalion "Crimea", if established, would be used for the implementation of a military scenario of the liberation of the Peninsula.
The national leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, said that in the Kherson region on the administrative border with annexed Crimea, the process of creating a battalion of the Crimean Tatars continues.
The Russian-Crimean Prosecutor's Office of the Peninsula have begun a preliminary investigation into the creation of the battalion.