May 23, 2013

Crimean Tatars: Russian Official Makes Controversial Comment About Forced Deportations

The Russian Consul General in Simferopol spoke on Crimean Tatar Television, justifying the forced deportations from the region under Stalin. Ukraine urges Russia to assess the situation.

Below is an article published by the Kyiv Post: 

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has said it hopes that the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian authorities will make a proper assessment of statements made by Russian Consul General in Simferopol Vladimir Andreyev, who in an interview with the ATR television channel actually justified the deportation of the Crimean Tatars, the ministry's information policy department reported on Wednesday [22 May 2013].