President about forced detention of Ilmi Umerov, Crimean Tatar leader: Stalin era of 30s has returned
'A Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov has been forced into mental asylum. We see that Stalin era of 30s has returned,' Petro Poroshenko said in the interview to CNN.
The Head of State emphasized that it was another additional argument for a good coordination aimed at ensuring global security. 'It is not only a problem of Ukraine, it is a problem of the whole world. USA, as the world leader, must uphold global security,' Poroshenko noted.
According to the President, hundreds of Ukrainians are now held captive in Russian prisons and in the occupied territory. The President also brought a terrible example of detention of blind Ukrainian Volodymyr Zhemchugov with both hands amputated. Terrorists have no explanation why they hold our people in captivity.
The President urged the whole democratic world to stand in solidarity with Ukraine and enhance pressure on Russia, as the country-aggressor, taking into account its gross violation of the international law and rights and freedoms of Ukrainians in the occupied territories of our country.