Crimean Tatars appealed to the UN General Assembly calling to recognize the Peninsula part of the Russian Federation

Crimean Tatars near the building of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, February 26, 2014

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UN 8 Feb. /Offset. TASS Oleg Zelenin/. Russia gave the UN appeal of the Crimean Tatar public organizations “kyrym birligi” with an appeal to recognize the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation not contradicting norms of international law, to condemn the blockade of the Crimea and to achieve the lifting of sanctions imposed by Western States. Treatment attached to the letter sent by the permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson. The text of the letter published on the UN website.