She urged the West to open their eyes to the Crimea

Maria Zakharova

Western countries stubbornly continue to look at the Crimea biased and unwilling to see that the problems of the region are solved. This, speaking at the forum “Open Crimea: their eyes,” said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, reports on Sunday, June 11, TASS.

“Still trying to keep afloat the problems that the West has identified as fundamental — it is determined that they have a built in head angle, and not those that have”, — said Zakharov. Is the tenacity with which the West looks at the Crimea with her eyes closed, amazing. It’s time to open your eyes, and for this reason such events are held”, she added.

The diplomat added that Russia is accused of meddling in the internal Affairs of the USA and European countries. “And when at the official level, almost on a daily basis we read and hear distorted information about the situation in Crimea, including in the context of the Crimean Tatar population — is not interference in the internal Affairs of the Russian Federation?” she wanted to know.

In December 2016 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on human rights in the Crimea, condemning Russia for “human rights violations, discriminatory measures” against the inhabitants of the Peninsula — the Crimean Tatars, and also “Ukrainians and persons belonging to other ethnic and religious groups”. Russian authorities argue that the restrictions for activities of Crimean Tatars on the territory of the Russian Federation no.

Crimea and Sevastopol became part of Russia in 2014, according to the results of the referendum. Ukraine does not recognize the results of voting and considers the region as an occupied territory.