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Tartar Leader: Seizure Was Military

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March 01, 2014 AT 10:52 AM
The leader of the Crimean Tatars, an ethnic minority that accounts for 12% of Crimea and supports the new government in Kiev, on Saturday said the seizure of authority on the Black Sea peninsula had grown out of military action, not a civilian uprising. Refat Chubarov, the Tatar leader and deputy in the parliament, said "If there are still people who still think that the building of the Crimean Council of Ministers and the building of the Crimean parliament were seized by either some form of self-organized militia or some other civilian group, I have no time for these people. These buildings were seized by specially trained people acting on military orders."