Chubarov on the return of the Crimea: “It will happen sooner than you think in the Kremlin”

Ukraine will return control of the now occupied Crimea before the Kremlin elite thinks. This was stated in interview “” the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Deputy Refat Chubarov.

According to him, Ukraine needs all the international platforms to form a unified position – the de-occupation of the Crimea and the restoration of territorial integrity.

“We cannot consider the question of restoring the borders of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, the holding of any election, the special status of these territories separately from the issue of returning Crimea. We must say one thing very clearly: on the restoration of the territorial integrity of the Ukrainian state within the borders recognized by the international community, including the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city Sevastopol. We should be one goal of a common formula for all international sites, – the de-occupation of the Crimea and the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine”, – said Chubarov.

“I understand that this is to some extent complicate the current situation. Because it supposedly will give some preference to Putin, he will again get out of my pants and say: “See, Ukraine does not want to perform the Minsk agreement! Ukraine is not compliant!” and so on. But we should just back off and honestly in the eyes of all to say, “Look, we want nothing other than restore its integrity. It is our right,” – said the MP.

He noted that to return the captured Russian territory should be together, not alternately, as separately Putin certainly will not allow.

The question of when can still return Crimea under the control of Ukraine, he replied: “It will happen much sooner than it would in the Kremlin. It will be in our lifetime. We will return to the Crimea – or should not be.”

Recently, the President of the United States during a visit to Italy, said that Russia should be held accountable for the actions in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.