During his entourage Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted that the annexation of the Crimea was a mistake. However, he will not admit it publicly.
The leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, said this on the TV channel “Pryamoy”, indicating that he had been informed by his “reliable sources”.
“So Putin need to admit this mistake? By the way, he already speaks about this in his circle. These are proven sources. He says: “We made a mistake with the Crimea, but we won’t admit it. This is the concept,” said Dzhemilev.
Dzhemilev also called Putin’s exit from the Crimea “political hara-kiri” – “he made so much of this on himself, claiming to be the collector of Russian lands. And here to say that he was wrong? Only courageous people can say that. ”
Earlier, Dzhemilev stated that the Russian authorities, during the annexation of the Crimea, massively settled the territory of the peninsula with Russian-speaking citizens. According to estimates by Dzhemilev, the Russian government relocated up to a million people to the Crimea.