In an interview with ZIK, an activist of the Crimean civil blockade Rustem Ablâtif told how Russia proposed a bribe for lifting the blockade.

- We can judge what a painful blow Crimean blockade is for Russia by the fact that our leaders in government circles were proposed to lift the blockade, at least power. In turn, they say, Russia is ready to forgive Ukraine its government USD 3,5 billion debt, which at one time Yanukovych took from Russia. Our leaders flatly refused since we believe the homeland is not traded, and there are values worth much more than money, said Ablâtif.