SIMFEROPOL/AQMESCIT (QHA) -

For the time being, there are large numbers of militants in the village of Chistenkoye, Simferopol region. They cordoned off the area and blocked the vehicle traffic, conducting searches, Eskender Bariev, head of the Committee for Protection of the Rights of Crimean Tatars, reports.

“At present, a lot of militants, snipers and special forces have been concentrated in the village of Chistenkoye, Simferopol region. The area is cordoned off, the cars are stopped for a search and let out but not in,” the human right activist posted on his Facebook page.

According to him, the reason of such activity is not known yet, but ‘people wearing camouflage and balaclava helmets are armed’.

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