Resistance of Civilian Population to Occupants Increasing in Temporarily Occupied Crimea
The confrontation between the occupying contingent and the pro-Ukrainian civilian population is growing in the territory of temporarily occupied Crimea. In particular, attacks on military facilities using ‘Molotov cocktails’ (bottles with a flammable mixture) have become systematic. Civilians who support Ukraine are the organizers and executors of most of them.
Personnel of the armed forces of the russian federation have been put on high alert to resist such attacks. "Suspicious persons" who could potentially be involved in similar incidents are being monitored. Using physical force and weapons is allowed; mass detentions and arrests are carried out.
Some citizens who refused to obtain russian citizenship are considered "missing persons" after their arrests. Administrative punishments, large fines, and harassment are applied to those who remain free. People are dismissed from work, deprived of property and business.
Most of those detained and arrested are representatives of the Crimean Tatar people. In particular, among them are Nariman Dzhelal, Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People; Tymur Ibrahimov, journalist and a member of the ‘Crimean Solidarity’ public association; and Rustem Seitmemetov, a public figure.