Chapter FADH spoke about the unwillingness of the Crimean Tatars to move to Ukraine

Igor Barinov

Crimean Tatars do not want to move from the Peninsula to Ukraine. In an interview with “Izvestiya” told the head of Federal Agency on Affairs of nationalities (FADH) Igor Barinov.

He cited the results of a sociological survey conducted by the Agency among the representatives of the Crimean Tatar population. Participants were asked to answer the question: “If given the opportunity, would you like to move to another area of the Crimea, another region of Russia, to Ukraine, to another country?”

“0 percent of respondents said they would like to move to Ukraine, 82 per cent said that they would like to stay in the Crimea, 10 percent — to change the settlement within the Crimea. Another 2 percent are willing to move to another region of Russia”, — quotes Barinova newspaper.

He called these figures “very serious”, he said, they testify that the life of the Crimean Tatars is changing for the better.

Crimea became part of Russia after the March 2014 referendum in which the region’s residents voted for joining the Russian Federation. Ukraine and some other countries considers the territory occupied. In Moscow insist that the reunion was held in accordance with international law and the question of the return of the Peninsula is not negotiable.