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Russia’s repressive methods of trying to oust from Crimea “Pro-Ukrainian-minded people.” This was stated by the Prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Igor Ponochevny, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
He accused the Russian government of pursuing a policy of “colonization” and attempt to displace the residents of the Crimean Peninsula “population from other regions” of Russia. According to Ponownego, such actions allegedly taken to change the demographic composition of Crimea.
The Prosecutor stressed that the Ukrainian law enforcement officers sent a seventh letter to the international criminal court (ICC). The Prosecutor’s office of Crimea hope that the materials submitted will be the basis for investigation by the ICC, which is believed in Kiev, may begin in 2020.
“As of the end of 2019, the number of officially registered internally displaced persons from Crimea has already exceeded 42 895 people. But according to unofficial reports of human rights organizations the number of such people could reach 100 thousand,” — said Ukrainian lawyer Vitaly Nabukhotny involved in the preparation of information for the ICC.
Crimea and Sevastopol became part of Russia after the March 2014 referendum in which the majority of voters the people of the region supported this decision. Ukraine, the EU and the United States refused to recognize the election results. In Moscow insist that the accession of the region conform to the norms of international law.
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