On 4 April 2014, Interfax reported that the Islamic organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir", which is recognized as a terrorist organization in Russia, should be banned in Crimea since it is joining the Russian Federation, stated Rustam Temirgaliev, the first Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers.
The first report that they would combat Hizb ut Tahrir in Crimea sounded off March 2nd. Then the new head of Security Service of Crimea Petr Zima said: "Today there are the elements of this organization in Crimea. The corresponding functions are assigned to the SS of Crimea and we will deal with them". Then there was a referendum, was boycotted by Crimean Tatars and Moscow needed to stabilize the situation in Crimea as soon as possible. For this the negotiation process with the representatives of Crimean Tatars started and at the same time they decided how to combat Hizb ut Tahrir because on the one hand thousands of party supporters are Crimean Tatars and on the other hand Hizb ut Tahrir was not banned in Ukraine and the thousands of Muslims in Crimea suddenly became an outlaw only because joining Russia.