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Happening Now: Crimean Tatars blockade crossing to Russian-occupied Crimea (live updates)

Сентябрь 21, 2015    
Happening Now: Crimean Tatars blockade crossing to Russian-occupied Crimea (live updates)


The peninsula's minority Muslim population face persecution under the Kremlin-appointed authorities

21.09.2015 Economic blockade of Ukraine's Crimea enters second day

Tatars and members of the nationalist Right Sector group, who are behind the "economic blockade" say their aim is to highlight discrimination and harassment since Russia annexed the region last year Full story

20.09.2015

UPDATE: Ukraine's Internal Affairs Ministry has said the situation at the country's defacto mainland border with Crimea is controlled and passenger traffic can pass unhindered. Queues of several kilometers have built up approching the Ukrainian-controlled at Chongar after activists began their indefinite blockage.

Chief of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis representative body called on Ukrainian businessmen to quote 'not feed the bandits'

Earlier in the day Crimean Tatars have blockaded the entrance into their Russian-occupied Ukrainian homeland.

Protesters are preventing freight transport from crossing the border. A three kilometer line of trucks has already built. The action started on September 20 at noon.

Read the demands of the protesters here

The two leaders Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov are there.

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