The branch of the NGO "Union of Volunteers of Donbass", uniting people who fought against the Ukrainian military on the side of militants in the Donbass, was opened in Kazan. This is reported by kazan.mk.ru.
Representatives of different battalions of militants, including "Sparta" and "Prizrak" are among the members of the organization. About 500 people left Tatarstan for the occupied Donbass at different times, it is unknown how many of them died or were injured.
According to the head of the Tatarstan branch of the "Union" Mikhail Sharov, the organization is engaged in "providing medical, methodological, psychological assistance to wounded soldiers, those who remained disabled".
At the same time, the organization recognizes that its members are a "mobilization reserve". "If God so wishes, or the Motherland calls, if there is a threat at any of our borders or neighboring republics, we are ready to go there to help", - they say.
According to M.Sharov, the organization is not recruiting, however its website is full of materials about rules of conducting war and training in acts of sabotage. In particular, under the heading "Education" there are articles titled "Combat with Kalashnikov assault rifle", "Anthology of combat and hunting traps", "Fundamentals of sniping skills" and a number of similar information materials.