Poroshenko admits to coordinating actions of radicals maintaining Crimea blockade

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko admitted that he coordinates actions aimed against the Crimean Peninsula, including the ongoing “energy blockade,” which have been carried out by an unrecognized Crimean Tatar nationalist organization called Mejlis.

“I regularly meet with the representatives of the Crimean Tatar people, with Mustafa Dzhemilev [a Ukrainian parliament MP and a long-time leader of the so-called Mejlis] and Refat Chubarov [the current leader of Mejlis] as well as other activists in order not only to support, but also to coordinate their actions,” Poroshenko said during a press-conference on Thursday, Ukrainian media report.

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