Skip to comments.The shock troops sent to terrorise Putin's enemies as Crimea prepares to vote on joining Russia
Posted on 03/15/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT by elhombrelibre
Stepping out of my hotel yesterday morning, I found a sinister new force patrolling the streets of Simferopol.
These men wore black balaclavas, blue military combat clothing and carried large assault rifles - yet despite the Russian invasion of Crimea, they wore the badges of Ukraine.
Baffled, I wandered up and nervously asked who they were. Berkut, came the gruff reply - and, as we walked rapidly away, my Crimean companion shivered.
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‘Large Assault Rifles’ are always more sinister that the small assualt rifles.
He didn’t specify if they were black. Black rifles are twice as scary.
Uh, ok...but wasn't the current Ukrainian government "installed" by a street mob, despite an election? This is why I have a hard time sympathizing with ANY side in this conflict. The logical outcomes would seem to be a division along ethnic lines of Crimea and East Ukraine, with the Western part joining the EU if it so desires.
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