Ukraine mobilizes its armed forces after the signs of possible Russian military intervention 0203143

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Defence & Security News - Ukraine

 
 
Sunday, March 2, 2014 06:02 PM
 
Ukraine mobilizes its armed forces after the signs of possible Russian military intervention.
Leaders of the new government in Ukraine were mobilizing troops Sunday, March 2, 2014, amid signs of Russian military intervention in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. The Ukrainian National Security Council ordered the mobilization as Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to dismiss warnings from world leaders to avoid military intervention in Crimea.
     
Leaders of a shaky new government in Ukraine were mobilizing troops Sunday, March 2, 2014, amid signs of Russian military intervention in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. The Ukrainian National Security Council ordered the mobilization as Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to dismiss warnings from world leaders to avoid military intervention in Crimea.
Troops (which could be Russian soldiers) stand guard in Balaklava Crimea, on Saturday, March 1.
     
At least 2,000 Russian soldiers have landed by aircraft in the Crimea region of Ukraine, AP is reporting. The bulk of the troops landed Friday, February 28, 2014, evening even at Simferopol, one of the two military bases captured by Russian advance troops early this morning.

On the road from Sevastopol, the Crimean port where Russia maintains a naval base, to Simferopol on Sunday morning, AP journalists saw 12 military trucks carrying troops, a Tigr 4x4 armoured personnel carrier and also two ambulances.

Helicopters and armored vehicles have been sited by eyewitnesses, and Ukraine’s largest telecom has announced that it cannot connect the Crimea to any network in Ukraine at large, suggesting Russian interference.

Russian troops took over a strategic region in Ukraine as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to proceed to protect Russian interests.

Saturday, March 1, 2014, Two Russian anti-submarine warships have appeared off the coast of the Crimea region, violating an agreement on Moscow's lease of a naval base. The report quoted a Ukrainian military source who said that two vessels, part of Russia's Baltic Fleet, had been sighted in a bay at Sevastopol, where Russia's Black Sea Fleet has a base.
     
 

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