Skip to comments.Ukraine navy base in Sevastopol, Crimea stormed by pro-Russia self-defense forces
Posted on 03/19/2014 3:34:06 AM PDT by tobyhill
Crimea's self-defense forces on Wednesday stormed the Ukrainian navy base in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol a day after Russia signed a treaty with local authorities to annex the region.
An Associated Press photographer witnessed several hundred self-defense forces take down the gate and make their way onto the headquarters' premises. They then raised the Russian flag on the square by the headquarters.
Ukrainian servicemen were standing guard by the main building. Crimean self-defense forces are not armed and seemed to be waiting for the Ukrainian army's decision whether to let them in.
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That has been the point all along,Putin is not going to give up that base no matter what the world says,the question is ,will world war 3 be fought to deprive Putin of his access to the Mediterranean
Only if we are stupid enough to get all worked up about it.
No one is going to die for Crimea.
And in the face of superior numbers, Ukrainian resistance is hopeless.
After all, Russia is the Bear.
Putin knew Obama couldn’t do a thing to him and timed it just right.
Baseball season coming up should be interesting, no more trucking the catcher and lots more challenges via instant replay
The Russians are a bunch of retarded drunkards that can be defeated economically once the domestic marxists in the USA are run out of the executive branch
1997 treaty with Ukraine allows Russia to rent Sevastopol port for their navy fleet. Without it their ability to reach the sea is limited by geography
“SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) Senior Ukrainian officials planned to travel to Crimea on Wednesday in a bid to avert an escalation in hostilities, a day after two men were killed at a military facility in a gunbattle between Ukrainian troops and a militia loyal to the local government.
The prime minister in Crimea, which was nominally incorporated into Russia on Tuesday, said Ukraine’s deputy prime minister and defense minister would be turned back, however.
“They are not welcome in Crimea,” Sergei Aksyonov was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency. “They will not be allowed to enter in Crimea. They will be sent back.”
Ukraine’s military is heavily outnumbered in Crimea, with tens of thousands of Russian-led forces patrolling the peninsula. In a further sign of that, Crimea militias stormed the Ukrainian navy headquarters in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, taking it over without resistance.
An Associated Press photographer said several hundred militiamen took down the gate and made their way onto the base. They then raised the Russian flag on the square by the headquarters.
The unarmed militia waited for an hour on the square before the move to storm the headquarters. Following the arrival of the commander of the Russian Black Sea fleet, the Crimeans took over the building....................”
No Americans,anyway,Ukranians,have already died for it
Every one of those Russian troops I have seen on news reports has his face covered by black. I found that odd.