On February 12, 2016 the Ukrainian delegation has submitted to the President of the UN Security Council an official letter expressing its deep concern about the outrageous and illegal activities of the Russian occupation authorities in Crimea against the Crimean Tatars, resulted into massive illegal searches and groundless detention of thirteen citizens of Ukraine - representatives of the Crimean Tatar people on 11-12 February 2016.
The letter says that by committing flagrant violations of human rights and freedoms of our citizens who are held hostages on their own land by the Russian occupation regime as a result of Russian military aggression against Ukraine, the Kremlin repeats today, in 21st century, horrible Soviet 1930’s repressions and 1944 genocide of the Crimean Tatars.
It is particularly outrageous that the Kremlin tends to hide its genocide politics against Crimean Tatars behind the smokescreen of sham fight against terrorism.
The letter also informed the President of the UN Security Council that Ukraine calls on the Russian Federation to stop immediately political repressions against citizens of Ukraine and release illegally detained Emir Ussein Kuku, Vadim Sirik, Enver Belirov, Eldar Selyamiyev and Muslim Aliyev.
The Ukrainian delegation called to increase joint tangible pressure on Russian occupant-state as far as the ongoing events in the occupied Crimea are not only a flagrant violation of the international law but also a blatant disrespect to all universal human values.