Russia’s FSB Cracks Down Extremist Group Affiliated To Mejlis In Crimea

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Russia's FSB Cracks Down Extremist Group Affiliated To Mejlis In Crimea

Alexander Ryumin/TASS

On May 21, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) in coordination with the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs cracked down an extremist group linked to the so-called Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People.

According to the statement, the group was led by Erol Veliyev, a parliamentary assistant to a member of the Ukrainian Parliament and a former Chairman of Mejlis Mustafa Dzhemilev. Veliyev acted on orders from a wanted chairman of the Mejlis Refat Chubarov.

The group, which includes former boxers Steshenko A. and Tretyakov A., was formed in Kharkov, Ukraine,

“The extremists planned to commit crimes based on political hatred with a goal to threaten the pro-Russian Crimean Tatars and stoke national tensions on the territory of the Republic of Crimea,” the FSB Center for Public Relations reported.

According to the FSB, in January the group set on fire the house of Crimea’s mufti Emirali Ablayev’s house with Molotov cocktails. The group members were promised to be paid $500 for each action in Crimea.

In April, one of the group’s members Oleksandr Steshenko was detained as he was entering Crimea to prepare “provocations”.

Criminal charges have been launched against Veliyev and Tretyakov. These members are put on the wanted list of Russia.

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  • Siegfried

    ” 500 USD for each action in Crimea”..
    Yeah… a very patriotic activity, driven by political beliefs :)))))) Some nYgga-gangs in Los-Angeles don’t get out of their beds, for 500 dollars ..
    20 years in jail for 500 dollars.. yes It was worth :)))))

  • Smaug

    They’re basically an embryonic insurgent group, while a crackdown is understandable this action isn’t very far removed from Kiev’s suppression of Russia news outlets.

    • FlorianGeyer

      You do say some stupid things Smaug.
      I quite understand that it is difficult to defend the indefencible but in situations like that you should just keep quiet, rather than embarrassing yourself.

      • Smaug

        Who am I defending? They’re twins that hate each other, screw them both.

  • christianblood

    This has all the finger prints of the CIA creating a Wahhabi terrorist cell in Crimea.