Two outrageous Russian charges signal new dangers for Ukraine

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2015/12/17 • Analysis & Opinion, Crimea, Russia

Two new and completely outrageous Russian charges – that the Crimean Tatars are under the control of Turkish intelligence and that the Ukrainian library in Moscow was involved in the preparation of terrorist actions in the Russian capital – point to a new round of increased dangers for Ukraine.

Image: QHA

Image: QHA

Since the shooting down of the Russian plane that violated Turkish airspace, the Russian occupation authorities in Crimea have frequently suggested that “the Crimean Tatars are under the influence of Turkish intelligence services,” a charge, Mustafa Dzhemilyev, the leader of that nation, says increases the threat against it.

Speaking in Kyiv yesterday, Dzhemilyev said that “given that the Crimean Tatars are close and related to the Turkish people, then the wild anti-Turkish bacchanalia led by Putin concerns them as well.” And tragically, it is already having an impact in Crimea not only at the level of declarations but also of official actions.

“In Crimea,” he continued, dozens of families of Turks, including those in mixed marriages with Crimean Tatars, are being subjected to deportation, and all businessmen who have ties with Turkish firms are at the edge of bankruptcy.” And the head of the occupation says that Crimean Tatars are cooperating with the intelligence service of a country “hostile to Russia.”

“All this propaganda hysteria,” Dzhemilyev said, “very much recalls those methods with which the Soviet authorities at one time attempted to justify the deportation and genocide of the Crimean Tatar people.”

The Moscow Library of Ukrainian Literature (Image: versia.ru)

The Moscow Library of Ukrainian Literature (Image: versia.ru)

A second outrageous Russian claim concerns the Moscow Library of Ukrainian Literature. Up to now, the Moscow media have suggested that the raids against it and the charges against its director, Natalya Sharina, were about the supposed presence of anti-Russian materials.

But today, in a dangerous shift, the “Nasha Versia” portal says that the real reason that Moscow police raided the center is that they suspected that it was the base for the organization of terrorist attacks in the Russian capital or elsewhere in the Russian Federation.

Specifically, it said that “as has become known to the correspondent of ‘Nasha Versia,’ the investigation is above all interested in the details about the possible preparation by ‘guests of the Ukrainian library’ of terrorist acts in Moscow. Information, testifying to the preparation of terrorist acts has already been obtained by law enforcement personnel.”

In today’s overheated environment, such charges both against the Crimean Tatars and against the Ukrainians more generally suggest that at least some in the Russian capital are laying the ground work for a new demonization of Ukraine in preparation for possible offensive moves against its people and state in the near future.

Edited by: A. N.

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  • Dirk Smith

    What a despicable race of people.

  • Mykola Potytorsky

    how many plots are now trying to destroy the russia? too many too count. man oh man, are these people ever paranoid. sick people beyond being cured.

    • Quartermaster

      If you want to see who is destroying Russia, look to the Kremlin. Everyone else simply wants to be left alone. If Putin behaved as he should, none of the stuff coming Russia’s way would be happening.

      • Mykola Banderachuk

        Agreed 100 per cent

  • rgb

    It astounds me that a country (The Russia) who beats it’s chest, like a gorilla, thinks and continues to look for a bogyman under every bed and in every closet.

    • Quartermaster

      Putin is KGB and that will never change. The appearance of paranoia is simply a ploy to justify what Putin wants to do to the Tatars.

  • Quartermaster

    Propaganda and facts are not the same thing. There is no where near the transmission capacity needed in Krasnodar Krai to serve Crimea. It will take a long time to build it and corrupt Putin has squandered money that is needed to build the infrastructure required to do what you lie about.
    Russia has failed again. Lying about succeeding will not change the fact it has failed. So, you Russian pigs need to take your marbles and go home to Russia. Get your filth out of Ukraine.

  • Vlad Pufagtinenko
    • Nowhere Girl

      Maybe Putin was happier, but I’m quite sure his wife wasn’t…

  • Mykola Banderachuk

    I hear the power from old lady Russia is pretty sporadic and nowhere near when it was coming from Mother Ukraine.

    • Mykola Potytorsky

      bye bye to you too, hope life improves in katsapistan aka putlerstan. quite frankly, good riddance to you comrade.

  • Brent

    I see you are still happily stupid!!!

    Putin is batsh*t crazy and what is funnier is that idiots like yourself still idolize him. Think about this article and the implications. Putin is trying his hardest to make the people that control the Bosphoros Russia’s enemies. That kind of makes stealing Sevastopol pointless if your rusted ships can’t get out into the World’s oceans, and Russia won’t be the “World Power” it so desperately wants to be.

    But again, thank for being so stupid and making it easier for the rest of us to keep smacking you around….