Crimean authorities: information about the mass departure of the Crimean Tatars in Ukraine - the myth
Only about 600 of the Crimean Tatars left in the past year from the Crimea to Ukraine - statement of tens of thousands emigrated are a lie and a provocation, said on the last working day of the week the head of the State Department for interethnic relations and formerly deported people (Goskomgaz) of the Crimea Zaur Smirnov.
first Ukrainian media referring to the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov reported that the Crimea after the March referendum left 17-20 thousand inhabitants, which is about 7-8 thousand Crimean Tatars.
According to Smirnov, the data about the fact that tens of thousands of Crimean Tatars as if leaving the Crimea, originate, most importantly, from Kiev and are a " myth ".
" It's a lie, absolutely irresponsible provocation, unfortunately, which proceeds out of the mouth part of the Crimean Tatar politicians. According to our figures, officially today from Crimea has left more than 600 people from among the Crimean Tatars - I mean on the mainland Ukraine, in Kiev, " said Smirnov at a press conference in MIA " Russia today ".
" Some of them went to work, some of them went on unreliable, and among them, religious beliefs and partly for political reasons. There is no mention of the tens of thousand of question can't be", he added.
The head of the Crimean state Committee tried to persuade those who today speaks of the mass emigration of the Crimean Tatars from the region, to provide facts, not to lead people astray and not to stimulate