MOSCOW, 1 Nov — RIA Novosti. Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Dmitry Polonsky in an interview with RT commented on the updated draft resolution on human rights on the Peninsula made by Kiev in the UN.
In particular, he criticized the requirement of Ukraine to cancel the ban of “Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people”*, stressing that the Russian Federation, this organization recognized as extremist. According to Polonsky, on the same principle, Kiev would seek recognition of ISIS and other terrorist groups.
The Vice Premier noted that claims about security on the Peninsula training in the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages are unfounded, because the parents of the Crimean students can choose their own language without any discrimination.
“And is there a desire of the Crimean people to be trained on a particular language is another question. So if someone says otherwise, he’s just blatantly lying and pursues clear what the political objectives”, he added.
Earlier it was reported that Kiev has made to the Secretariat of the Third Committee of the General Assembly an updated draft resolution on human rights in Crimea. In accordance with the document, Russia should lift the ban of the organization “the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people”* and to provide instruction in Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages. The resolution also refers to the need to allow the Peninsula to an international organization.
Again Crimea became a Russian region on the basis of a referendum held after a coup in Ukraine. For reunification with Russia voted more than 95% of the inhabitants of the Peninsula.