According to preliminary estimates, Crimean Tatars received about 90% of summonses in Crimea.
“According to preliminary estimates, Crimean Tatars received about 90% of summonses in Crimea. At the same time, Crimean Tatars make up 13–15% of the population of the peninsula. Such scale of mobilization can lead to a hidden genocide of the Crimean Tatar people,” said Yevgeny Yaroshenko, an analyst of the human rights organization.
According to the norms of international law, one of the forms of genocide is the deliberate creation of such living conditions, which are designed for the complete or partial destruction of an ethnic group in the presence of the intention to completely or partially destroy such a group.
“Crimean Tatars are citizens and indigenous people of Ukraine, whom Russia can purposefully destroy by throwing it into war against its own state,” added Yevgeny Yaroshenko.
Conscription of residents of the occupied territories to the ranks of the occupation army is prohibited by Art. 51 IV of the Geneva Convention and is a war crime. Forcing citizens of Ukraine to participate in hostilities against their own state is a separate war crime.