Putin Is Persecuting Jews, Tatars and Christians in Crimea (En)


A child sleeps as Crimean Tatars attend morning prayers of Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, in Yevpatoriya, Crimea, on July 17. After invading Crimea in March 2014, Russia ordered Crimea’s religious groups to register with Moscow under its religion law or lose their legal operating status, a bleak choice between registering under an onerous and costly process or forfeiting several rights. Pavel Rebrov/Reuters

This article first appeared on the Atlantic Council site.

“We cannot stand by when the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation is flagrantly violated,” U.S. President Barack Obama said on September 28 at the U.N. General Assembly. He was condemning Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its aggressive moves in eastern Ukraine.

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