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Mejlis Chief Criticizes Member's 'Hasty' Move To New Crimean Legislature

The legislature of Russian-controlled Crimea has appointed as deputy speaker a pro-Moscow member of the Crimean Tatars' self-governing body, the Mejlis. Remzi Ilyasov told journalists the Mejlis approved his candidacy after three months of deliberations. But Mejlis Chairman Refat Chubarov criticized Ilyasov for making a "hasty" decision to participate in the disputed legislature with key issues facing the Crimean Tatar minority unresolved since Russia's annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)