The Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov against the establishment in Ukraine of volunteer paramilitary units on a national basis. He stated this at a briefing on Tuesday, 7 June 2016, reports «UKRINFORM».
«This is a country Ukraine, should not be here, neither Georgian, nor Armenian, nor a separate Crimean Tatar Legion. It needs to be regular units, which can serve as the Crimean Tatars, Armenians and many others», — said Avakov.
He added that he had discussed the issue with leaders of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov.
«My belief that the Crimean Tatar, as well as any citizen of Ukraine, must serve in the regular division of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, national guard or national police,» — said Avakov.
According to him, in Kherson region Crimean Tatars, have received appropriate training in the police force and lead the entire police units.
«We have discussed and are ready to offer relevant position in the national guard to those who are willing to come back to work on the contract. I see it and think it’s the right thing, and know it well and colleagues from the Majlis», — summed up Avakov.
We will remind, in January the speaker of the national guard Svetlana Pavlovskaya during a joint radio broadcast with one of the coordinators of the commercial blockade of the Crimea Lenur Islyamova called the initiative on creation of Crimean Tatar battalion NSU «insinuations of the individual», referring to Islyamova. In response, he said: «the Speakers in this country do not decide, they were told to name this, and they voiced».
In December 2015 islyamov announced the creation of a Crimean Tatar volunteer battalion, which will bear the name of Noman Çelebicihan. This idea was supported by the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov.
In January islyamov reported that in the Crimean Tatar volunteer battalion, which is formed in the Kherson region, has signed up about 250 people. All in all, the battalion «Crimea» plan to recruit up to 580 people.
Avakov against the creation of Crimean Tatar battalion of the national guard: «This is a country Ukraine» 07.06.2016