"The solution to the so-called Supreme Council of Crimea to ban the Mejlis, the self-government body of the Crimean Tatar people, calling it "extremist organization" demonstrates a serious attack on the rights of the Crimean Tatars as a whole", — reads the statement of the press service of the European external action service
Ban the activities of Mejlis in the EU regard as "further deterioration of the situation with human rights in the Crimean Peninsula after its illegal annexation of the Russian Federation in 2014, including prosecution of persons belonging to minorities".
In the external action service of the EU insist that in the Crimea were without delay provided full compliance with international standards in the field of human rights and other obligations under international law, in particular, in this case against the Crimean Tatar community," reports Deutsche Welle.
As reported, on April 26, the Supreme court of the Crimea satisfied the claim of Prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya banning of the Mejlis. According to her, the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars conducts anti-Russian activities in favor of the West, and called the leaders and members of the Mejlis of the "puppets in the hands of great Western puppeteers".
The Ministry of justice of Russia on 18 April has made "the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people" in the list of organizations whose work is suspended due to extremist activities.