The Moscow-controlled prosecutor's office of Crimea has begun preliminary investigations into the creation of an alleged Crimean Tatar battalion, Krym.Realii reported. Natalya Poklonskaya, the Russian-appointed prosecutor, informed RIA Novosti that collected evidence will be attached to an existing criminal case about the formation of a voluntary battalion named after Noman Celebicihan.
"Other facts about the creation and function of similar military formations have already been checked. If sufficient proof is collected, then bodies of preliminary investigation will make the relevant decisions,” Poklonskaya said.
Earlier, the leader of the "civil blockade of the Crimea" campaign, Lenur Islyamov, declared the creation of the Crimean Tatar voluntary battalion which would be named after Noman Çelebicihan. This idea was supported by the head of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov.
The national leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, stated that the process of creating the battalion of Crimean Tatars continues in the Kherson region at an administrative border with Crimea.