Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov, who oversees the Kremlin’s war scenario in Donbas, will arrive in annexed Crimea. There he is to meet with representatives of a terrorist association "Donbas Volunteer Union" and discuss the activities of a radical Russian group "Russian Volunteer Movement" in Crimea, reported Guildhall.
- In Simferopol, on May 19 the activists with "Donbas Volunteer Union" are to hold meeting with Surkov and the Head of the Republic of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov. The parties are to discuss the most important aspects of the "Russian Volunteer Movement" and the ways of further development, as well as to hold a solemn ceremony in order to hand out awards to volunteers of the Republic of Crimea and “Donbas Volunteer Union,” reads a statement.
The delegates plan to discuss the role of "volunteerism" in the annexation of Crimea and the war on the territory of Ukrainian Donbas.
"Union of Donbas Volunteers" is headed by Alexander Boroday who was appointed the First Head of the "DPR" terrorist organization by the Russian observers, but soon replaced by a local resident Alexander Zakharchenko.