Crimean Tatars want to require Germany reparations for the burned village

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Kurultay of Muslims of Crimea intends to put before the German authorities the issue of reparation and compensation for the damage caused to the Peninsula during the occupation during the great Patriotic war.

«The great Patriotic war became a severe test for the residents of the Crimea. During the years of occupation had destroyed 127 Crimean villages with civilians, whom the Nazis accused of having links with the guerrillas. Enemies no one was spared, neither children, nor old men, nor women. The delegates of Kurultay of Muslims of Crimea strongly believe in moral and legal right to return to the question of reparations,» — said in a statement issued at the extraordinary Kurultai of Muslims of Crimea, which was held on Saturday in Simferopol.

The delegates of the Kurultay declared that they considered reasonable to raise the question about compensation of the damage caused by the destruction of 127 Crimean villages.

On behalf of the delegates of the Kurultay of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Crimea instructed to establish a working group to study issues related to the damage to Germany during the great Patriotic war.

«Tasked to organize a team of specialists for the preparation, registration and further transfer of the documents to be submitted to the Federal Republic of Germany for reparation and compensation of damage,» — said in a statement.

The Crimea was occupied by German fascist invaders in the period from autumn 1941 to spring 1944.

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