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BREAKING: AP ... witnesses Crimea self-defense forces storming Ukrainian navy (HQ) in Sevastopol
AP ^ | 4-19-12 | AP via Twitter

Posted on 03/19/2014 12:35:27 AM PDT by tcrlaf

Second Breaking News tweet on this. From AP's Twitter account, six minutes ago.

(Excerpt) Read more at twitter.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; putin; russia; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
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I'll post an article when it comes up.
1 posted on 03/19/2014 12:35:27 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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Now breaking news on RT:

Sevastopol protesters storm Ukrainian Navy base in Crimea

The demonstrators have stormed the Ukrainian Navy HQ in the town of Sevastopol in the Crimean peninsula.

The protesters have hoisted the flags of Russia and St. Andrew’s flag, the Russian Navy Ensign, according to Interfax news agency

People have been protesting outside the HQ since 08:00GMT. Several thousands of participants have cut the fences, stormed inside and changed the flags in the flagpoles.

The participants of the rally are currently holding talks with the representatives of the Ukrainian navy. Russian forces don’t take part in the negotiations.
http://rt.com/news/crimea-navy-base-storm-746/


2 posted on 03/19/2014 12:37:44 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

AP Article up Now:

Crimean forces storm Ukrainian navy HQ

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) — Crimea’s self-defense forces have stormed the Ukrainian navy’s headquarters in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol.

An Associated Press photographer on Wednesday says he witnessed a group of the self-defense forces storm the headquarters and raise the Russian flag on the building.
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_UKRAINE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT


3 posted on 03/19/2014 12:39:00 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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Now breaking on TIME:
http://time.com/29865/crimean-forces-storm-ukrainian-navy-hq/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Fworld+%28TIME%3A+Top+World+Stories%29


4 posted on 03/19/2014 12:40:22 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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It stands to reason. There cannot be any Ukrainian military bases left on Russia territory.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 12:41:13 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: tcrlaf

ABC News now on it.
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/russia-eu-hampers-talks-ukraine-22964319?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


6 posted on 03/19/2014 12:41:14 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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RT UPDATE:

People have been protesting outside the HQ since 08:00GMT. Several thousand participants have cut the fences, stormed inside and changed the flags on the flagpoles.

The participants of the rally are currently holding talks with the representatives of the Ukrainian Navy. Russian forces are not party to the negotiations.

There was an immediate alarm on the territory of the HQ and the Ukrainian servicemen have lined up in front of the protesters, reports Interfax. The line was broken by the cars of the activists that entered the territory.

The protesters are calling upon the Ukrainian servicemen to leave the HQ. The ambulance has been called.

Some of the participants of the rally have been singing Russian anthem.
http://rt.com/news/crimea-navy-base-storm-746/


7 posted on 03/19/2014 12:43:09 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declared, “the Ukrainian soldiers remaining in Crimea will have to make a choice about joining the Crimean forces which would become part of the Russian army or leaving the peninsula.”

There are about 20,000 Ukrainian soldiers still on Crimea territory.

MOSCOW, March 18 (RIA Novosti) – Up to 20 warships and auxiliary vessels of the Ukrainian navy could become part of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet following the reunification of Crimea with Russia, a senior Russian lawmaker said Tuesday.

According to Adm. (Ret.) Vladimir Komoyedov, chair of the State Duma Committee on Defense, the Ukrainian navy comprises some 40 ships, 20 of which are currently docked at naval bases in Crimea at Sevastopol and Donuzlav Bay.

The Ukrainian ships that could be taken over by Russia include two corvettes, a command ship, several missile boats, minesweepers and the only Ukrainian submarine – the Foxtrot-class Zaporizhia diesel-electric boat, the admiral said.

The Russian navy will also gain a developed naval infrastructure on the Crimean peninsula, including the Belbek naval airbase and a network of coastal fortifications, Komoyedov said.

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20140318/188546050/Russia-Could-Take-Command-of-Half-of-Ukrainian-Fleet—Lawmaker.html


8 posted on 03/19/2014 12:49:11 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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“...There cannot be any Ukrainian military bases left on Russia territory....?

So you admit the South was correct in taking Fort Sumter?


9 posted on 03/19/2014 12:51:48 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: tcrlaf
Ukraine's 25th Airborne division on the move in Eastern Ukraine
10 posted on 03/19/2014 12:52:23 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: tcrlaf

Obama needs these people to sit down and talk to him


11 posted on 03/19/2014 12:52:26 AM PDT by woofie
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To: tcrlaf

More from Sky News:
Pro-Russian forces have stormed the Ukrainian navy’s headquarters in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol.

An Associated Press photographer said he witnessed a group of Crimea’s self-defence forces storm the base and raise the Russian flag over the building.

Sky News Foreign Affairs Editor Sam Kiley said Ukrainian troops were reportedly injured after the gates were rammed as the assault began.

The latest flashpoint came after Russia’s foreign minister said sanctions imposed over its intervention in Crimea are “unacceptable and will not remain without consequences”.
http://news.sky.com/story/1228225/ukraine-pro-russia-forces-storm-navy-hq


12 posted on 03/19/2014 12:52:44 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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TWEET from ABC’s Alexander Marquardt:
PT Commander of #Russia Black Sea Fleet going to #Ukraine Navy HQ to negotiate after stormed by pro-Russia forces.


13 posted on 03/19/2014 12:56:55 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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LIVE STREAMING VIDEO now up on Ustream:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ukrstream-tv-%D0%A8%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%B1-%D0%92%D0%9C%D0%A4?utm_campaign=t.co&utm_source=ustre.am%2F1b8Jl&utm_medium=social&utm_content=20140319005807

I just turned 52, and I continue to be utterly amazed that an average schmuck can follow world events, on the other side of the globe, in nearly real-time.

I still remember sitting in the dark in my room Circa, 1975, tuning through the frequencies with my Halicrafters SX-71 tube radio Ham outfit, listening for news from other nations.....


14 posted on 03/19/2014 1:04:20 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Monterrosa-24
So you admit the South was correct in taking Fort Sumter?

Guess it ultimately depends on whether you think their secession was legal or not.

15 posted on 03/19/2014 1:08:41 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: tcrlaf

TV crew setting up at the gate on the live stream now.


16 posted on 03/19/2014 1:08:42 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: woofie
Obama needs these people to sit down and talk to him

Are you kidding? The only folks Obahma wants sitting next to him right now, are those tracking his NCAA bracket!!!

17 posted on 03/19/2014 1:16:11 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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18 posted on 03/19/2014 1:18:57 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Monterrosa-24

You speak as if it’s not 2014.....America is not the same as then and certainly not what it is now... some in Cal. want to split the state...how about Hawaii? Not to mention other states looking at doing so.

MArgarite is right...they’ve been asked for weeks now to either Join with the Russian Military or leave their guns and go home. Apparently the Ukranian Gov. Leaders aren’t interested in removing their men...and would love nothing more than creating a situation to force Nato’s Military involvement....that’s what they want.


19 posted on 03/19/2014 1:19:07 AM PDT by caww
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To: tcrlaf

Another RT update:

There was an immediate alert on the territory of the HQ and the Ukrainian servicemen lined up in front of the protesters, reports Interfax. The line was broken by cars belonging to activists that entered the territory.

The protesters are calling upon the Ukrainian servicemen to leave the HQ. An ambulance has been called as a precaution.

Some of the participants of the rally have been singing the Russian anthem.

UkrStream.TV cameras which are currently recording the situation near the headquarters of the Ukrainian Navy show no violence on the precinct.

According to Sevastopol news websites, the Commander of the Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, Vice-Admiral Aleksandr Vitko, has just arrived in the HQ of the Ukrainian Navy and negotiations are underway.

Ukrainian armed forces commander Mikhail Kucin, has informed his Russian counterpart Valery Gerasimov that he has authorized the use of military force by troops stationed in Crimea, according to Ukraine’s Defense Ministry.

In a phone conversation with Gerasimov, Kucin has emphasized de-escalation and a political solution to the crisis, rather than a violent one. The green light to use force has been given by him in the aftermath of the events in Simferopol, which have led to the death of one Ukrainian soldier and another from the Crimean Self-Defense Forces, while two others were injured.


20 posted on 03/19/2014 1:20:24 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: catfish1957

You left out celebrities


21 posted on 03/19/2014 1:22:18 AM PDT by woofie
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To: tcrlaf
The armatures in Ukraine Gov. have no clue how to handle this IMO.....but I believe they want Nato troops on their soil so standing their ground in Crimea....(Russia) would be better for them then to have this stand on Ukraines soil.
22 posted on 03/19/2014 1:24:07 AM PDT by caww
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To: tcrlaf
Ukraine street today


23 posted on 03/19/2014 1:26:10 AM PDT by caww
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To: woofie; All

From the live feed:

Armed squad of 16 men just showed up at the gate. First weapons I’ve seen.


24 posted on 03/19/2014 1:27:40 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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Russia moves Pantsir-S1 SAM batts into Crimea via Kerch;....... 11 units 9k33 Osa at Kirovske AB


25 posted on 03/19/2014 1:29:55 AM PDT by caww
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8 men have stayed at the gate, others went inside.
Photogs setting up to take pics and film of the armed troops.

More dramatic than the original unarmed protestors, I guess.


26 posted on 03/19/2014 1:29:59 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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Live feed appears to be down now.


27 posted on 03/19/2014 1:33:18 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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Ukrainian acting Defense Minister Ihor Tenyukh addresses parliament in Kiev March 11, 2014


28 posted on 03/19/2014 1:35:06 AM PDT by caww
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Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu


29 posted on 03/19/2014 1:40:48 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww
Black sea fleet Admiral Alexander Vitko


30 posted on 03/19/2014 1:46:11 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww
and would love nothing more than creating a situation to force Nato’s Military involvement....that’s what they want.

Yeah, what's with all these small countries wanting to defend their sovereignty? The nerve.


31 posted on 03/19/2014 2:01:04 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: tcrlaf
Protesters at the buildings


32 posted on 03/19/2014 2:07:12 AM PDT by caww
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To: canuck_conservative

I do not want our troops in this fight...period.


33 posted on 03/19/2014 2:08:51 AM PDT by caww
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34 posted on 03/19/2014 2:11:16 AM PDT by caww
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35 posted on 03/19/2014 2:14:21 AM PDT by caww
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Don’t worry, Ukraine isn’t a Muslim country ... so Obama has no interest in fighting for it


36 posted on 03/19/2014 2:15:22 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: tcrlaf

These protesters should not have gone there and let Russia and Ukraine authorities determine how the Military should be withdrawn...IMO. Bad move on their part.


37 posted on 03/19/2014 2:16:12 AM PDT by caww
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To: canuck_conservative

Well this is happening at Crimea...which by Russian standards is officially Russian Territory now.

But these Russian protesters should not have gone there...looks like some of them need to have their heads examined and Putin needs to get the thugs in line along with Ukraines theirs as well.


38 posted on 03/19/2014 2:19:07 AM PDT by caww
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The Russian federal authorities have no official presence yet in Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol. That is what makes it a dangerous situation.

At the moment Russia’s Constitutional Court is reviewing the treaty terms and after that Russia’s Parliament will have to ratify it. Russia at the moment is the de facto not the de jure sovereign in Crimea.

But its clear that Ukraine’s days in Crimea are numbered.


39 posted on 03/19/2014 2:37:14 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Putting the flag up was more than enough. ..and probably went too far itself. But going to the Offices etc. was way out of line.


40 posted on 03/19/2014 2:51:04 AM PDT by caww
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To: goldstategop

My understanding is Russia’s issuing new license plates and banks are exchanging monies.... So “commerce” etc. can continue without too many bumps in the road.

On the Ukranian side.... They just announced ‘social services’ will be cut in order to pay for defense measures....not so sure the people will understand the trade off even though they’re been assured these will return once the borders and nation is secured.

Thanks for your post...Russia did say something about it taking a year for full transferance to the Nation....no doubt legalities come to play.

BTW I didn’t know that Putin went to law school....


41 posted on 03/19/2014 3:00:26 AM PDT by caww
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And new passports.


42 posted on 03/19/2014 3:04:10 AM PDT by MarMema ("If Americans really wanted Obamacare, you wouldn't need a law to make them buy it." Ted Cruz)
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To: tcrlaf

Yes, but the MSM will cover Obama’s college basketball picks!


43 posted on 03/19/2014 3:06:15 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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Looks like Ukranian Gov. and Crimea have indeed worked things out....

Those at the base did not want to leave without securing their rifles so that citizens wouldn’t have access to them...apparently with Black Sea Admiral, arranged their departure.

Meanwhile:

Vice Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema and Defense Minister Igor Tenyukh immediately left for Crimea to prevent conflict and arrange transition to the military stage of departures....they will be joined later with other Ukraine officials, who are forming a working committee, to prevent further conflicts in Crimea.

The problem developed as yesterday, the Ministry of Defence had allowed the Ukrainian military to use weapons in the Crimea.

They don’t need Nato...let them work it out.


44 posted on 03/19/2014 3:13:17 AM PDT by caww
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Looks like Ukranian Gov. and Crimea have indeed worked things out....

Those at the base did not want to leave without securing their rifles so that citizens wouldn’t have access to them...apparently with Black Sea Admiral, arranged their departure.

Meanwhile:

Vice Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema and Defense Minister Igor Tenyukh immediately left for Crimea to prevent conflict and arrange transition to the military stage of departures....they will be joined later with other Ukraine officials, who are forming a working committee, to prevent further conflicts in Crimea.

The problem developed as yesterday, the Ministry of Defence had allowed the Ukrainian military to use weapons in the Crimea.

They don’t need Nato...let them work it out.


45 posted on 03/19/2014 3:13:17 AM PDT by caww
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Well that too...I saw the license plates.


46 posted on 03/19/2014 3:14:54 AM PDT by caww
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To: tcrlaf

I can’t believe the press’ is calling them ‘activists’ and still trying to get away with not admitting they’re Russian FSB in plain clothes.


47 posted on 03/19/2014 3:17:58 AM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: tcrlaf

Russian Naval Infantry.


48 posted on 03/19/2014 3:28:54 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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The man arrives...all is calm..


49 posted on 03/19/2014 3:30:40 AM PDT by caww
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Getting it settled..


50 posted on 03/19/2014 3:32:27 AM PDT by caww
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