[Witness spoke in Russian, interpreted as follows:]
First of all, as you know, it's not just the Crimean Tatars who were deported. The Soviet government committed genocide against about 13 peoples, including English people, etc. It was done strategically in order to remove from the borders the people who were not ethnically Russian and who were not loyal to Russian imperial interests.
They were all accused of collaborating with the Nazis. This was an absurd accusation, because all of the adult population was fighting in the war. The people who were deported were women and children, who died.
It's very important to understand that it wasn't the deported people who committed the crime; it was the deporting nation. They are now committing these crimes again. We have to remind them that these crimes have already been committed by their state. Every time the genocide is recognized, it brings up to the eyes of the world the subject of the occupation and the situation of the people.
I don't think we'll receive any kind of compensation, and we don't really need their compensation for the deportation. All we want is for them to leave our land and allow us to live on our land.