The Crimean Tatar representative body is determined to call an extraordinary session of Kurultai. The decision was made during an extended session of Milli Mejlis on March 24.
They defined the date for holding the Kurultai, which is March 29. Time and place of gathering as well as the agenda will be announced in the nearest future.
Matters of social and political situation in Crimea and tasks of Crimean Tatar autonomous bodies are on the agenda of the forthcoming extraordinary session of VI Crimean Tatar Kurultai.
Mr. Nariman Jelyal, the Deputy Head of Mejlis, noted that “the only question will be on the agenda, namely how we should act in the current situation. Extraordinary events occurred in Crimea and we need comprehensive solutions. We have to give the Crimean Tatar Mejlis concrete tasks depending on what the Kurultai decides.”
Mr. Jelyal also disproved the information stating that Crimean Tatars living on the peninsula allegedly volunteer to the National Guard of Ukraine and local levy.
“There’s no Mejlis decision motivating the Crimean Tatars to volunteer to any armed groups including the National Guard of Ukraine. The source tells about the local levy, but Mr. Volkov must have messed it with the patrols and duties we set for maintaining public order and safety”.
It bears reminding that the Mejlis from the very beginning of the crisis called upon every Crimean to stay calm, live their lives as usual and avoid any actions that can be taken as provocations or threats, as this only leads to escalation of the crisis.