The Crimea’s Prosecutor's Office sent materials to the FSB investigating authorities upon creation of the illegal armed formation on the territory of Kherson region. The decision to institute criminal proceedings was taken under the Part 1 Section 208 of the Russia’s Criminal Code, which provides a 15-year jail term, according to a statement.

Recently, Refat Chubarov has told a press conference about the creation of the Crimean Tatar battalion.