Russian FSB detain partakers of Crimean Tatar volunteer battalion

Source : 112 Ukraine

In 2016, a man escaped from Crimea but later returned to the peninsula
13:17, 17 February 2020

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In annexed Crimea, Russia’s FSB detained a partaker of Crimean Tatar volunteer battalion named after Noman Celebicihan as Interfax reported.

“The suspect in August 2016 went to the territory of Ukraine, where he entered the Crimean Tatar volunteer battalion named after Noman Celebicihan headed by Lenur Isliamov,” the FSB message said.

Later a man returned to Crimea but he did not stop his participation in the illegal armed formation as Russia recognized it. He had to come to the state authorities with the application on the stop of the activity.

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The criminal case was opened against a man due to the participation in the activity of the illegal armed formation, acting in the territory of the foreign state with aims, contradicting the interests of Russia. He was detained and took into custody.

As we reported, Kirov district court of annexed Crimea convicted Crimean Tatar Diliaver Gafarov to ten years in jail. Gafarov is accused of the participation in the illegal armed formation and participation in the economic blockade of Crimea.

Crimea was annexed by Russia by way of the illegal referendum that was held on the peninsula in March 2014. Earlier, the Russian military captured all strategic military objects and buildings of the key authoritative bodies. Neither Ukraine nor the rest of the civilized countries recognized the results of the referendum. A number of the European and the world countries, including Ukraine, imposed the economic sanctions against Russia. 

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