Raids are being conducted in places where Crimean Tatars live compactly in Crimea – summonses are being served, - Tasheva

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Muarrir
23 September 2022, 16:14
Muarrir
23 September 2022, 16:14

In occupied Crimea, raids are conducted and summonses are issued in places where Crimean Tatars live compactly. The occupiers handed out at least a thousand summonses. This was announced by the Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Tamila Tasheva, on her Facebook page.

"What is happening in Crimea now? Yesterday and today, raids were conducted in all populated areas where Crimean Tatars live compactly – in schools, markets, "Krymopt" (where a lot of Crimean Tatars work), in places where people gather – and summonses are handed out, people are often loaded into cars and taken to military commissars”, Tasheva wrote.

The age of conscripts is 18-50 years old, Tasheva noted, referring to the sources of the representative office. They do not take to account the diseases that the captured men tell them about, with the comment – "everyone is fit now".

"For example, in the village of Zuya, summonses were issued to about 100 men, Crimean Tatars. They entered the school in Zuya and handed out summonses to the male teachers. Summons are being actively distributed in the villages of Azovske, Mayske, Dobroe, and throughout the "valley", where a large number of Crimean Tatars live, the village of Urozhayne, Stroganivka, and others," said Tasheva.

According to the representative of the President, this is a demonstrative action to punish the Crimean Tatars on the part of the occupying administrations and the Kremlin, who did not support the occupiers all these years, and now actively supported the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and oppose the war.

For the Crimean Tatars, this is a disaster. A few thousand Crimean Tatar men who may be killed or maimed in the war, for the small Crimean Tatar people, will definitely affect several future generations of Crimean Tatars. Crimean Tatars have fewer men due to the consequences of deportation. In addition, you will have to fight against your own people – Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars, who are fighting as part of the Armed Forces.

What Russia is doing is illegal. According to the Geneva Conventions and international humanitarian law, citizens should not be mobilized or sent to military service in the occupied territory.