Skip to comments.Crimean PM announces creation of regional Navy
Posted on 03/02/2014 11:50:36 AM PST by jimbo123
Admiral Denis Berezovsky, appointed as head of Ukraine's Navy forces just two days ago, has sworn allegiance to the people of Crimea. Taking his oath, regional Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov announced creating Crimea's Navy.
Ukraine launched a treason case on Sunday against the head of the navy, who surrendered his headquarters on Sunday in the Crimean port of Sevastopol on only his second day on the job.
Denis Berezovsky was shown on Russian television swearing allegiance to the pro-Russian regional leaders of Crimea. Russian forces have seized the Black Sea peninsula and told Ukrainian forces there to give up their weapons.
"During the blockade by Russian forces of the central headquarters of the navy, he declined to offer resistance and laid down his weapons," said Viktoria Syumar, deputy secretary of Ukraine's Security Council.
"The prosecutor's office has opened a criminal case against Denis Berezovsky under statute 111: state treason," she said. Another admiral, Serhiy Hayduk, was placed in charge of the navy.
Commander of the Ukrainian Naval Forces Denis Berezovsky said Sunday that swore allegiance to the Crimean people. Earlier it was reported that Crimea-stationed Ukrainian troops have switched sides to join forces with local pro-Russia authorities in the Russian-dominated autonomous republic of Crimea. Allegedly the transition was peaceful and without a single shot being fired.
"I, Denis Berezovsky, swear allegiance to the people of Crimea and undertake to protect them, as required by statute," Berezovsky said at a press conference in Sevastopol.
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I wondered where Baghdad Bob was going to pop up next.
Well THIS is very bad news.
There are three words we know in English that are identical when vocalized whatever alphabet they use in the local slavic tounges; Problem, Freedom and Truth: Problema, svoboda, and pravda.
This may not workout the way Putin thinks. By committing to this invasion he’s simply confirmed what those former Baltic states as well as other states under the former Soviet configured centralized Russian domination have feared. And unnecessarily confirmed their fears of what the “new” Russian expansionism under Putin is about.
Despite all the hype I seriously doubt that even the Russian speakers in the Ukraine really want the old regime back.
The Georgia thing was about Russian energy supplies likewise the Ukraine links into europe. He’s invited serious problems there which are going to happen. These Crimea problems could have been worked out amicably. I believe Putin “jumped the shark”. He may last beyond Obama but not much longer.
Once they start shooting which will happen the person I view as a Russian dedicated to his people and their welfare who when told by a leader of a great foreign power believing in “internationism” will sell out his people and his resposibility to them holds that person in contempt. Has my deep respect.
If Putin loves his country as I believe he does would step back and allow the subtlety of “dipolomacy” while not as complete as conqest to acheive his aims get many of them without the strife. A true hero of the Russian people. .
What is really astonishing to me (even saddening) is to see is in these recent postings about the Ukraine is the support the Ruskys are getting from some certain FR’s reciting line for line the Putin demonizations of the Ukrainian effort to shed the Russian yoke.