Volodymyr Zelensky called on the world to condemn the persecution of Tatars in the occupied Crimea
"This morning, the homes of Crimean Tatars were searched and detained. These unacceptable persecutions should be stopped immediately, and people should be released," Zelensky wrote in a statement on Twitter.
He also called on the international community to respond appropriately to violations.
As RISU has reported, Russian security forces in the illegally annexed Crimea conducted five searches in the homes of Crimean Tatars on the morning of August 17. After the searches, the imam and Muslims with an active civic position were detained.