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Crimean Tatars appreciated the statement by U.S. permanent representative to the OSCE on torture

Deputy Chairman of the Public Council of the Crimean Tatar people and Crimean Tatar organization "kyrym birligi" Enver Cantemir-Umerov called the insinuations the words of the U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE James Gilmour of enforced disappearances and torture in the Crimea.

Earlier, Gilmore urged Russia to end its "campaign of oppression" in Crimea to return to Ukraine's full control over the Peninsula, immediately to release all political prisoners and withdraw its troops and military equipment from Eastern Ukraine. According to him, the situation in Crimea remains difficult, as the Crimean Tatars and others opposed to the "Russian occupation" were subjected to enforced disappearances, arbitrary imprisonment, forced "psychiatric" treatment, demonstration trials and torture. Statement presented to the OSCE permanent Council in Vienna and posted on the website of the U.S. mission.

In Crimea, appreciated the statement of U.S. permanent representative to the OSCE about the situation in the region

Vice-Premier of the Crimean government, the permanent representative of the Republic of Crimea under the Russian President Georgi Muradov called hypocrisy and slander of the statement of U.S. permanent representative to the OSCE James Gilmore about unleashed by Russia "campaign of oppression in the Crimea."

Earlier, Gilmore urged Russia to end its "campaign of oppression" in Crimea to return to Ukraine's full control over the Peninsula, immediately to release all political prisoners and withdraw its troops and military equipment from Eastern Ukraine. According to him, Russia continues the militarization of the Crimean Peninsula, the Black sea and the Azov sea. The diplomat noted that the United States will never recognize the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, the sanctions will remain in place as long as the Peninsula will not return back to Ukraine. Statement presented to the OSCE permanent Council in Vienna and posted on the website of the U.S. mission.

In the state Duma appreciated the words of the U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE about "oppression in the Crimea"

The state Duma Deputy Mikhail Sheremet said that the call of US Ambassador to the OSCE James Gilmore to stop the "campaign of oppression in the Crimea" looks at least surprising, and invited him to relax on the Peninsula.

Earlier, Gilmore urged Russia to end its "campaign of oppression" in Crimea to return to Ukraine's full control over the Peninsula, immediately to release all political prisoners and withdraw its troops and military equipment from Eastern Ukraine. According to him, Russia continues the militarization of the Crimean Peninsula, the Black sea and the Azov sea. The Ambassador noted that the United States will never recognize the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, the sanctions will remain in place as long as the Peninsula will not return back to Ukraine. The statement was presented to the OSCE permanent Council in Vienna and posted on the website of the U.S. mission.