Jemilev calls for more international sanctions if Russia bans Mejlis

Jemilev calls for more international sanctions if Russia bans MejlisPossible 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.

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Occupational authorities aiming to ban Mejlis and declare war on it, in fact attack all the Crimean Tatar People, Jemilev added.
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