Military operation by Russian soldiers to take the control of Ukrainian military base in Fedosia 240

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Defence & Security News - Ukraine

 
 
Monday, March 24, 2014 01:00 PM
 
Military operation by Russian soldiers to take the control of Ukrainian military base in Fedosia.
Russian troops took the control of another Ukranian military base in the city of Fedosia. The military operation started at about 4:15 a.m. on March 24, with dull explosions echoing over Feodosia. Russian soldiers and Russian-backed Crimean self-defense forces threw stun grenades into the territory of the military base of the the 1st Detached Feodosia Battalion of Marines.
     
Russian troops took the control of another Ukranian military base in the city of Fedosia. The military operation started at about 4:15 a.m. on March 24, with dull explosions echoing over Feodosia. Russian soldiers and Russian-backed Crimean self-defense forces threw stun grenades into the territory of the military base of the the 1st Detached Feodosia Battalion of Marines.
Pro-Russian soldiers in unmarked uniforms arrange a position near Ukrainian marines base in the city of Feodosia, Crimea, on Sunday. The Russian Defence Ministry said that as of Sunday the Russian flag was now flying over 189 military facilities in Crimea.
     

There was machine-gun fire from the Russian side, and fists from the Ukrainian side. But the base was quickly taken by three Russian armored personnel carriers BTR-80.

Several military trucks were seen leaving the base less than two hours later with some Ukrainian marines whose hands had been tied.

The Ukrainian statement said two commanders were injured when they were kicked in the face before being taken away in a helicopter in an unknown direction.

Currently, 60-80 Ukrainian black berets are captured and kept at Feodosia Naval Port.

Interim Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov ordered the withdrawal of armed forces from Crimea on Monday, citing Russian threats to the lives of military staff and their families.

On Saturday, six Russian special forces armored personnel carriers broke through the gates of Belbek air base, firing warning shots into the air.

In a separate incident, pro-Russian self-defense forces stormed the Novofederoskoe military base, also in Crimea, taking control of it, a Ukraine Defense Ministry spokesman said.

Seleznev also said that Crimean self-defense forces and Russian special forces took a Ukrainian ship, the Slavutych.

 

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