The commander of the «national teams» Igor Mikhaylenko in an interview with «Commander in chief» stated that the caning was a traditional form of punishment from the Ukrainian Cossacks, and noted that his organization is a traditionalist.
«We are largely traditionalists. Such punishment is traditional for the Ukrainian Cossacks. Ramrod was once punished for minor offenses, and nothing happened. If the person responsible for the guilt physically, then I’m sure these guys do not write statements to the police that they walked with a stick on the back and make it worthy of punishment,» he said, answering the question of whether «national teams,» a form of punishment.
On January 29, the party «national housing» said that he had sworn in the city center about 600 participants of the «national teams».
Advisor to the Minister of internal Affairs Ivan Varchenko said that such NGOs should coordinate its activities with members of the National guard or the National police. He reminded that to check the documents of citizens can only militiamen.
The city Council of Cherkasy on 29 January adopted the budget for the year 2018 in the presence of representatives of the «national teams». Some of the deputies refused to vote, but activists in camouflage and black masks warned that no one was released until the financial document will not be accepted. After approval of the budget of Cherkasy city Council also voted to dissolve.
The next day the Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov visited the village Orshanets near Cherkasy Main centre of the state border service stressed that «paramilitary formations, which trying to position itself on the streets are not legitimate».
4 February in Kiev took action against the activities of the «national teams».
On 18 February, the Union of veterans of the ATO Yaremche Ivano-Frankivsk region accused the «national squads» to intimidate the population and countering the entrepreneurs.
The commander of the «razdrogin» Mikhailenko: We are largely traditionalists. The punishment of beating with sticks is a traditional Cossack 25.02.2018