May 16, 2024, 16:50

Since start of full-scale invasion, Crimea sees unprecedented surge in protest activism

Since the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, an unprecedented surge of protest activism has been observed in temporarily occupied Crimea. This is particularly evident in the increasing number of cases related to the so-called discrediting of the russian armed forces, as can be traced through court registers.

Tamila Tasheva, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, made this statement during a discussion at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

“There are over 800 cases, 41% of these cases concern women. And, if we look at the statistics of such cases across the russian territory as a whole and on the occupied territories, then in 2022 there were about 5% cases in Crimea compared to those across the entire russian territory and the occupied territories. However, in 2023 this figure increased to 15%. This means that people in Crimea are not ready to tolerate the occupation, and they oppose the war. This means that people in Crimea are counting on and waiting for the Armed Forces and know that Ukraine is fighting for them,” Tamila Tasheva explained.

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