As reported by Censor.NET, Ukrainian MP, leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev said in an interview to Apostrophe news outlet.
"Putin made strong propaganda while seizure of Crimea which he used to raise this immense pseudo-patriotism. And if Putin disowns Crimea, this will be similar to political suicide for him. Although the sanctions daily hurt the Russian economy so badly, that if they are maintained, and we actually hope that they will be strengthened, but even if not, even this level will remain in place, the collapse of Russia is not far off," Dzhemilev stressed.
Dzhemilev earlier said that the only way to protect the Crimean Tatars is to make Russia leave Crimea by means of sanctions.