An APC rammed the battalion fence and a tent with people. The armed attackers captured the siting, all of the staff and those who were present in the territory at that time were put on the floor by force. The attackers also used firearms, making warning shots in the air and on the legs.
Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Abmesdzhit Suleymanov confirmed this information for a QHA representative. According to him, the incident looks like a local wrangle. Now the base "Asker" is cordoned off the by the officers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the system of law and order.
The information on the cause for the conflict is absent.
A delegation who would try to figure out the nature of the problem has already left Kherson. According to Abmedzhit Suleymanov, the conflict is currently being negotiated at the highest level. Refat Chubarov talks with the Minister of Defense to find out what happened.
Meanwhile, the press service of the Ukrainian Armned Forces has unveiled its version of the events.
“According to the publication of the "Ukrainian South" edition, the Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked the base "Asker" on Chongar. With reference to Abmedzhit Suleymanov, Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Mission in the Kherson region, on the border with Crimea in Chongar, the public organization "Asker" was attacked by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Leaders of the operational command "South" and military unit commanders officially declare that squads comprising the operational command of the "South" military unit and perform combat missions in the Kherson region, on the border with Crimea, settled military positions under the commander’s order. In carrying out the necessary work on the siting, the heavily armed representatives of the illegal armed formation arrived.
Regarding specifics of the units and circumstances, the formation has been detained, disarmed, in compliance with regulations and other legislative acts for dealing situations of the kind.”
According to the press service of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the message about the armed forces of Ukraine attacking the public organization "Asker" is a fake.