‘The situation concerning the hate language used by the Russian mass media in the annexed Crimea,towards the Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars, keeps on getting worse’, Resident Representative of theUkrainian President in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anton Korinevich reported.
‘As the Russian Federation started occupying Crimea, there was the eruption of the hate language inthe Crimean mass media. It was directed mainly against the ethnic Ukrainians, Crimean Tatars, themembers of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar nation of Crimea, and journalists. Crimean Tatars, therepresentatives of the native people of Crimea are mostly depicted as radical Islamists and extremists,and their representative authority, i.e. the Majlis of the Crimean Tatars, is painted as extremistorganization. The Muslims are constantly compared to terrorists. The Jehovah’s Witnesses are alsoconsidered as an extremist organization. The Crimean episcopate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine isexposed to the constant administrative and judicial pressure of the occupying authorities’, reported Mr.Korinevich.
He also noted that the hate language is mostly used in the news as well as in the informational andanalytical programmes broadcasted on the central Russian channels and also on the territory ofannexed Crimea. So it is on the websites of the Crimean mass media including the websites of thepublic authorities controlled by the Russian government of the peninsula.

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