Lithuania condemns Russia's moves to suppress Crimean Tatars

Attempts by Russian law enforcement institutions to ban activities of the Mejlis, or council, of Crimean Tatars is politically-motivated persecution, says Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Crimean Tatars
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