Since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, Crimean Tatars have been subjected to repression. They'd spoken out against the secession of Crimea from Ukraine -- and the Russians have not forgiven them for it.
A new indictment has accused former Trump aide Paul Manafort of paying some $2 million to European politicians to support a pro-Russian government in Ukraine. The lobbying group was led by a "former European chancellor."
Two Crimean Tatar activists sentenced for political activities by Russian authorities have been freed after an intervention by Turkey's president. The men were jailed as Moscow clamped down on the separatists.
In a DW interview, Crimean Tatar council chair Refat Chubarov criticizes German FDP party head Christian Lindner, whose proposal for addressing the Crimea conflict, he says, could spell disaster for Chubarov's people.
Trade between Russia and Germany has increased by about a quarter in the past 12 months. The surge came despite sanctions which the European Union imposed against Moscow for its alleged role in the Ukraine conflict.
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