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Conflict between Asker and Crimea residents
16:13, 15 February 2017
Conflict between Asker and Crimea residents

The rally near the headquarters of Crimean Tatar NGO was short lasting

16:13, 15 February 2017

State Border Service

Participants of the civil blockade in Crimea reported about the conflict with local residents. This is stated in a message posted on the Facebook page of civil blockade in Crimea.

"Now a large number of cars of pro-Russian local Armenians, taxi drivers gathered near the base of the battalion named after Noman Çelebicihan. Their task is to select any means the territory of the base," the message says.

However, the rally did not last long and ended at 11:00, according to the agency Krym.Realii.

Related: Chongar incident: Attackers are servicemen of Ukrainian army, - Crimean Tatar leader

"Mostly the taxi drivers, who go to Crimea, have assembled here. We in some way disturb their negotiations with customs and border guards. It turns out that they see us as the main element of resistance," Asker NGO head Lenur Islyamov said.

The Chief Department of the National Police has not yet commented the situation.

Earlier it was reported that a group of armed men in uniforms invaded and captured the base camp of Crimean Tatar battalion in Chongar, Kherson region, southern Ukraine – not far from the administrative border with the Russian-annexed Crimea.

Related: Ukraine’s Army ready to accept Crimean Tatars

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