The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars urges all that care about Crimea’s fate to boycott referendum

2014/03/13 • Analysis & Opinion, News

299045_103599896417170_1860007351_nThe Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars urges to boycott the referendum that has been appointed for March, 16. Their appeal is posted on the FB page of the  Qırımtatar Milliy Meclisi:

TO EVERYONE, WHO CARES ABOUT THE FATE OF CRIMEA! WE URGE YOU TO BOYCOTT THIS REFERENDUM!

The referendum on which we, Crimean residents, are being offered to make a choice for the future of our children, the future of our Crimea, the future of the whole country, has been appointed for March, 16.

WE CALL UPON YOU TO BOYCOTT THIS REFERENDUM!

  • This referendum is extremely dangerous for the fate of the Crimeans.
  • This referendum is illegal.
  • This referendum is a challenge to the common sense.

The only people that need this referendum is a bunch of political adventurers that are trying to escape responsibility for their economical and political crimes towards the Crimeans.

This referendum is dangerous because:

  • it splits Crimean society;
  • it provokes the outbreak of civil war;
  • It will distort/rupture the prevailing world order, which will lead to catastrophic consequences for humanity.

This referendum is illegal because:

  • the decision to proceed with it was undertaken behind a closed door, under pressure, in the presence of armed men;
  • the issue of altering the Ukrainian territory can only be raised by a nation-wide referendum;
  • by the proceedings of the General Prosecutor’s Office, the Crimean Parliament’s provision to carry out the referendum has been overruled in court;
  • all of the nations worldwide and the United Nations have declared the conduct of this referendum as unlawful and refused to grant it official recognition;

This referendum challenges elementary common sense:

  • because Ukraine is already offering Crimea as much power and authority as Crimea can carry;
  • because Crimea’s unbound economic, social and political development is guaranteed by the worldwide community;
  • because peaceful paths for Crimea’s development have been proposed.

FELLOW CITIZENS!

DO NOT ACCEPT INVITATIONS TO TAKE PART IN THE ELECTIVE COMMISSIONS RESPONSIBLE FOR CARRYING OUT THE REFERENDUM.

DO NOT DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS FOR BEING INCLUDED INTO BALLOT LISTS!

DO NOT SHOW UP TO THE ELECTORAL DISTRICTS ON THE DATE OF THE REFERENDUM AND DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN VOTING.

BY BOYCOTTING THE REFERENDUM TOGETHER, WE CAN ENSURE PEACE IN CRIMEA FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS”.

Translated by Dasha Darchuk, edited by Alya Shandra

Source: https://www.facebook.com/meclis.org/posts/510945022349320

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  • chornajuravka

    Reblogged this on Voices of Ukraine.

  • TDS

    If people do not vote – and write their names publicly, online, telling they did not vote – that is a “no” vote, right? An official, public list of “no!” ?

  • http://rovitothis201.wordpress.com rovitot

    Reblogged this on rovitothis201 and commented:
    Is there a quorum for the referendum?

  • Tomas

    Hello and all the best, thank You if You can find time to browse and ponder through this…

    Quick question – are there any capable hackers here…? ‘Cause there’s this tiny tidbit of puzzle required in the present global world domination game that needs to be placed right about now – on the 16th of March. See, governments can only do so much, leaving the reasonable thinking along with all the associated prankstering just to us simple folk. Now here’s what’s what :

    FUN !!! FUN!!! FUN !!!
    WORLD PEACE AT STAKE !!!

    Mr. Putin in fact made some positive impression on guys like myself for reportedly still having fondness for his first car ZAZ 969 (link to a nice picture here :
    http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee502/zlomnik/bogo11/zazaz/zaz02_zps7a14c010.jpg).
    So here he is, looking like a guy who can appreciate a good laugh.

    See, in fact now the Russian leader mocks this whole bunch of other country leaders. Like when he’s saying that the omnipresent-on-our-TV-screens Russian troops on Crimea armed with finest, most recent Russian-army-specific equipment and weaponry while commandeering
    Ukrainian military installations are just a bunch of Crimean defense militia folk and all you whiny lot STFU already.

    Yeah, I for one seriously dig that, Mr. Putin’s got that going for him that he’s a fun ball-breaker, “my way or the highway” type in a reality where – yup, as the situation’s deadly serious for every reasonably responsible individual – no one seems to acknowledge the strength in reversing Mr. Putin’s mockery by letting him taste his medicine. So it stands to reason to maybe make him like his Ukrainian car a bit less by showing him some more Ukrainian know-how, people. Think-tanks for Russian tanks. Prank the prankster.
    My admiration regarding Russian leader’s choice of cars and all-out blatant ridicule in a world of all those other leaders sad, solemn faces brings me to exactly this matter picked up on the 7th of March by Moscow newspaper “Vedomosti” :
    Russia supports separatism in Crimea. What about Buryatia, Karelia, Tatarstan and ethnically non-Russian regions ? Events in the Crimea may cause an increase in separatist sentiment in the entire Russian Federation as well, and at the same time within it’s borders.
    “Let’s wonder how the Kremlin would react if Karelia wants to hold a referendum on the accession to Finland, Buryatia – to Mongolia , and if Tatarstan suddenly remembers about – adopted in 1990 – declaration of the state sovereignty, which introduced the primacy of it’s law over the law of the republic of the USSR and considered the natural resources of the republic the property of the people of Tatarstan” – writes this opinion-making newspaper.
    According to “Vedomosti” “likely is also activation of the separatists in the North Caucasus. Joining the Crimea will retry similar requests from the unrecognized states in the post-Soviet area – Abkhazia , South Ossetia and Transnistria”.

    A simple example why the official referendum site is a half-assed attempt at keeping the appearances up is the “vote” tab. No, it does not explain the rules and voting procedures. You can vote for one of the two options – which
    is at first a bit confusing; Is this the opportunity to vote online? Well, I guess not really, because one can click on it from anywhere on the globe – and then there is the result. Judging by it, the possibility of Internet voting is insanely popular – by the early evening on Monday the 10th more than 25 thousand votes already, Russia enthusiasts – 78 percent, option No. 2 – 24 percent (yeah, that’s 102 percent in total).
    Without overthinking it, what can be done is importing the Crimean referendum WWW site basically whole laughable content and layout while adapting it to all of the mentioned above states – even just switching the names, really – You could also do one better with Tuwa Republic or Kaliningrad territory as well claiming referendum to join either Mongolia, Lithuania, Finland or Poland, whatever (now, all the above should be regarded as considered options, really…).

    Let’s make it an all-out Eastern Spring of nations with their new-found urge to divide. Imagine that it could be imported into Crimea referendum site as complementary part of it, with other polls results maybe directly connected to and mimicking Crimean results, with annoying pop-up link references to suddenly emerging other “referendum sister sites” similarly bogus as the Crimean is, joined under one no-holds-barred “Separatists of all countries, unite !” banner. Make a dent in the wall. It is a wall of absurd, anyways, and so far no one found any way to shout
    “Mr. Putin, break down that wall” and be heard. So, now You try.

    – signed by BORAT.

    http://time.com/16318/ukraine-crimea-referendum-russia/

    http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/two-choices-in-crimean-referendum-yes-and-yes-338745.html

    http://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/frederick-forsyth/429085/A-land-of-the-KGB-criminals-and-corruption