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SEVASTOPOL, March. /ITAR-TASS/. Most of the problems of the Crimean Tatar social and economis, most disputes would go if they were solved, Lenur Usmanov from the Sevastopol community of Crimean Tatars told Itar-Tass on Tuesday, adding that the majority of Crimean Tatars had backed Crimea’s entry into Russia.
“A higher level of Crimean residents’ wellbeing - road construction, development of gas infrastructure, supremacy of law over lawlessness will solve 90% of our matters in dispute,” he said.
He said the repressed peoples - Chechens, Ingushs and others had got the right to rehabilitation in Russia, while the Ukrainian authorities confined themselves to rhetoric and the stirring up of inter-ethnic conflicts in Crimea.
Usmanov said the majority of Crimean Tatars in Sevastopol had backed reunification with Russia at the referendum and expected constructive cooperation with the authorities of a new Russian entity - Federal City of Sevastopol.
“We have long dreamed about this day. Ukraine was giving the impression of solving problems, but in reality was only adding fresh fuel to conflicts,” he said.
Usmanov noted that the 5,000-people-strong community of Crimean Tatars in Sevastopol was not seeking introduction of the language of Crimean Tatars as a state one in Sevastopol. "We will bring together representatives of our community, will work out proposals and inform the city administration about them, and I am sure we will coordinate the existence of separate classes at school where the Crimean Tatar language would be taught, as well as the financing of Crimean Tatar cultural groups", he added.