The Crimean authorities have come up with an original explanation for the fact that the US state Department did not recognize the decision of the Russian court banning of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people”: Vice-Premier of the government of the Republic of Dmitry Polonsky sure that the States involved in the creation of the organization, intending to injure “the Russian majority” in Crimea since the early 90-ies.
During the week, the Supreme court has recognized lawful the decision on the recognition of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people” extremist organization. Polonsky in an interview with RIA “Novosti” explained the reaction of the state Department: “How can they refuse to support what they themselves have created and are funding. It is their offspring, their beloved child that they nurtured during the stay of the Crimea as part of Ukraine. They created the Majlis, as the body counter the Russian majority on the Peninsula, thereby contributing to the split in the interethnic relations in our multicultural Peninsula.”
According to him, the Majlis is a product of us intelligence, which in the future would be interested in using it for destructive policy toward the Crimean.
The Supreme court of the Crimea in April recognized “the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people” extremist organization and banned its activities in Russia. The initiator of the ban was made by the Prosecutor of the Republic Natalia Poklonskaya – she accused the leaders of the Majlis in organizing acts of sabotage to the energy blockade of the Crimea.
Mejlis was founded in 1991. After the referendum on joining of Crimea to Russia in the spring of 2014, the organization opposed the recognition of its results. The leaders of the Mejlis Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov declared authorities of Crimea persona non grata.