Russia is resettling residents of Central Russia to occupied Crimea, Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev said, UNIAN reports Oct. 29.
The Russians are violating the Geneva Convention and resettling their subjects to Crimea, he said.
The Moscow policy has never changed since WWII, he said. The Russians are pressing the local Tatar population into leaving their native land and resettling its citizens to the peninsula.
The Soviet Union in fact did the same when Eastern Ukraine, whose Ukrainian population was exterminated by man-made hunger (Holodomor) in 1932-1933, was populated by trainloads of Russians.
New settlers, predominantly the families of Russia military, are given land and credits to build homes, Dzhemilev said.