The man told reporters that the battalion is in the process of formation. Later on, he will stand together with the border guards at the checkpoints.

According to the journalist Janina Lebedeva, Vasyl Bober took part in the blockade of Crimea and was on duty at the checkpoint on the night when the lights went out on the peninsula.

Statements of the border guards that the blockade is not legally binding even more undermine the credibility of the government bodies which activists should monitor until the return of Crimea, according to Vasyl Bober.

“Very good and kind man, a member of the blockade. He was the first man who admitted that he is a soldier of the Crimean Tatar battalion,” Janina Lebedeva says.