The Kiev government is working to exploit the moves of the Crimean Tatars Council in its favor and direct its direction in international forums with the aim of putting pressure on Russia and embarrassing it in the international arena.
And after the Ukrainian parliament recently adopted a resolution that considers the Crimean Tatars to be the indigenous people of the Crimean Peninsula, according to which Ukraine will work to liberate and develop them in the ethnic, cultural and linguistic fields as Ukrainian citizens, so Kiev’s trend has become towards establishing the Council as the official, sole, legal and legitimate representative of the Crimean Tatars outside Peninsula that came under Russian rule.
From this standpoint, the Ukrainian government seeks to install the Crimean Tatar Council, which it established to serve its internal and external policy, embraced it and contained it, so that it would have influence and a word heard at the global level, especially the Islamic.
Therefore, the Ukrainian ambition is to adopt the aforementioned council as an observer member of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, in the hope that it will record what it claims to be Russian violations against the protests and demonstrations by the Crimean Tatars on the island, noting that there are no protests or demonstrations that would result in skirmishes and repression
While Kiev is making allegations of repression and violations against the population of the Crimea, history confirms its use of these methods against these residents during its rule over Crimea, as it forced the Special Forces (Alpha), the Thunderbolt forces and the elite in a daily crackdown against the inhabitants of Simferopol, the capital of the island. The agents of the security services, under the direction of the Ukrainian intelligence, cut the water and electricity lines to the residents of the island and deprived them of it for long days.
For reference, the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recently issued decisions and took repressive measures against a group of media in his country that had touched on the issue of its eastern provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk, which are demanding their human rights, the least of which was the adoption of the Russian language as a secondary language in the two regions, and the Ukrainian president gave his orders to close these newspapers. And the media stations, to confirm this step, the policy of Kiev far from the demands of human and national rights..
Crimea was subject to Ottoman rule until the late eighteenth century, and it was of great importance in the region due to its distinguished geographical location overlooking the Black Sea.
After long wars between the Ottomans and the Russian Empire, the latter managed to control it, and many sons of the Russian Empire moved to live there.
The Crimean Tatars, who have a Muslim majority, represent about 12 percent of the population of the Crimean Peninsula, and they number about 243 thousand people out of a population of two million people in the region
The population of Russian descent, accounting for about 58 percent, is the largest ethnic group inhabiting the region, which explains the result of the vote in favor of joining Russia. While the population of Ukrainians in the region is less than 20 percent, according to the latest census conducted by Ukraine since 2001.