Volunteer battalion "Crimea" will be legalized and will be part of the military power of Ukraine, said the unit commander Issa Akayev.
"Between the leadership of the battalion "Crimea" and the leadership of the General staff military power of Ukraine there is a consensus on the formation of units of the natives of the Crimea on a contract basis", - has said Akayev to the Ukrainian edition of Crimea. Realities.
He noticed that as long as the decision was only in words." Agreed that the division will be in direct subordination to the chief of the General staff ", ? said Akayev. According to the battalion commander, the contracts will be managed through military commissariats at the place of registration of the fighters. The basis of battalion to 1 thousand Soldiers, together with supporting services will be Crimean Tatars. 50 volunteers ready to sign a contract and to continue the service, said the commander." The agreement With the General staff provides that "the Crimea" will be the first Muslim division of the APU, but it will be able to serve and Soldiers of other faiths ", ? said Akayev. Remember, the eleventh of April the head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said that the units involved in special operations in the South-East of the country, have been translated into the military, and any voluntary associations in Donbass there. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 4 thousand People. With fifteen February, the parties to the conflict in the Donbass declared a truce in Minsk after almost 16 hours of negotiations. However, despite the control system of the ceasefire, for the last time period shelling in Eastern Ukraine again became frequent.