Azov battalion joining Crimea’s blockade

Members of the Azov battalion have joined Crimea’s blockade by putting up tents next to the Chongar checkpoint.

2 October 2015 10:57

“There are no vehicles lining up, no trucks whatsoever. Cars have no trouble getting through after an ID check. Things are pretty quiet down here. We’ll be here for as long as it takes monitoring the situation and taking steps to correct it, if necessary,” said Oleg Filimonov, a member of the Azov battalion responsible for all blockade-related matters, in an interview televised by the 112 Ukraine TV channel.

According to Filimonov, Azov members will also be stationed at the Chaplynka and Kolonchak checkpoints.

As of September 20, a blockade aimed at preventing trucks carrying food and other supplies from entering Crimea has been in place. Only pedestrians and passenger cars are allowed in and out.