Since 2020 dissatisfaction is accumulating in the Crimea among the citizens of Ukraine, who have chosen to collaborate with the occupiers and to join the ranks of the National Guard of the Russian Federation (Rosguard). The reason of such uneasiness is the non-accrual in the Southern District of the Rosguard of the premium, introduced by the Russian leadership for the “protection of public order” at mass events, in the amount of one hundred percent of the salary. After all, such funds are paid to the Rosguard only for events in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Therefore, these funds in the Crimea can be obtained only by the Rosguardians, who are sent from the Crimea to the capitals of the Russian Federation. Of course, Ukrainian citizens are taken on such service trips as prone to betrayal last, only for kickbacks in the amount of up to 30 percent of the bonus, or in case if they have a common for the Rosguard “special relationship” with the leadership of units.

At the same time, Rosguardians in Crimea assess the conditions of own collaborative service as risky, in terms of their constant involvement in repressions against the Crimean Tatar people, as well as in the safeguard of nuclear facilities and materials located in Crimea, as well as for mass events (parades, concerts, visits of the leaders of the Russian Federation) in the conditions of epidemic of a coronavirus without maintenance of proper individual protection.

Under such conditions, there is a mass refusal of these individuals to enter into new contracts in Rosguard. This led to increased pressure on the Rosguardians – citizens of Ukraine by the unit`s leaders and by the military counterintelligence of the Russia. The situation is under attempt of control by the commander of the Rosguard in the Crimea, a collaborator, former commander of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Stepan Gaidarzhiysky and by his deputy for personnel Igor Nazarenko.