About 450 Crimean Tatars participate in anti-terrorist operation in Eastern Ukraine in structure of various military units.
Leader of Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev told this during meeting with Crimeans in Kyiv on November 24.
According to Mr. Dzhemilev this is a total number from different battalion and military formations. At the first glance this number sees small, but taking into consideration that Crimean Tatar people consists only 0.6% of population of Ukraine, this is a large number. And if we assume that about 50 000 people are involved into the conflict in.
‘Crimean Tatars will not serve Russia. Although, I cannot speak for all, of course. Currently there is such situation that they go and distribute call-up papers and refusal to serve results in criminal liability. Thus we can say that is this way Crimeans are forced to deportation. Russian will force the situation with the army that is why we can expect influx of immigrants to the mainland territory’, – says Mr. Dzhemilev.