When the Armed Forces of Ukraine enter the administrative border of Crimea, people will welcome and support the army on the streets.
This was stated by the Chairman of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, Eskender Bariyev, on Public Radio.
"The civil protest movement has always existed in Crimea. Another question is how active it is. I am sure that when the armed forces cross the administrative border of the Kherson region, at Perekop, the civil movement will be very active. People will go to the streets to support the Armed Forces if necessary," he said.
He emphasized that people in Crimea can be divided into 3 main categories:
- Russians, citizens of the Russian Federation, who came illegally, are sure that the Russian troops will protect them;
- Crimean collaborators (who try to intimidate people with a pro-Ukrainian position or become hysterical), they do not going to flee, there is no confirmed news that any of them have taken money or taken their relatives;
- pro-Ukrainian activists (when partial mobilization began, they were forced to leave). It is important that they are useful for the beginning of the de-occupation and reintegration of Crimea.