Russia confirms troops move in Ukraine’s Crimea
Top Daily Story … from Press TV, Tehran
[ Editors Note: Western media is doing all it can to shift attention away from the debacle now happening as a result of the Neo-Commercial Cold War taking place in the Ukraine.
As trained militias who took over their street protests in the final days reveal their true colors we see once again Western funded terror proxies unleashed upon another country, regardless of their own contributions to their demise.
The troop movements being reported are in accordance with Russian agreements with Ukraine to defend the Baltic fleet facilities in times of emergency…which now would certainly qualify.
Threats by Obama to Russia not to invade are all part of the silliness. The old Soviet days are gone. The West seems to have filled that void in an odd turn of events.
The new Crimea government already has a referendum scheduled on reuniting with Russia. There may be some triggers to it, like a deteriorating situation in Western Ukraine which is all but certain. The Russians would not move unless ‘invited’ to do so, and I would not expect even then until after significant violence by the NATO, EU and US proxy terrorists.
Where the Ukrainian military will be the crunch comes is foggy at this point. You might have noticed all the zero media coverage on them…something very suspicious. With the riot police dismissed in Kiev the nationalist extremists have been cleaning out the opposition.
We will know in a week or two if the militias are acting as the deniable muscle for the interim and future government, or for someone else who will throw the interim government under the bus when the time is right.
The other option could be that they will be used as bait to trigger a Russian intervention, and have that trigger a NATO rescue request from the government.
The military appears to have been bought off to stay in their barracks until the house cleaning is done. Then they can claim later they know nothing about who did what to whom.
The generals usually end up supporting the winner. We have all been here before on that… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published March 1, 2014 –
Russia has confirmed it moved troops already based in Ukraine’s Crimea region to protect its naval fleet, saying the movements comply with Russian-Ukrainian agreements.
In a statement published on Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said the Ukrainian government had been informed about the movements.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian charge d’affaires in Kiev, Andrey Vorobyev, on Thursday and gave him two letters, one on the newest developments in Ukraine and another asking Russia not to move its Black Sea Fleet units outside their deployment sites.
“The Russian Foreign Ministry has passed a reply to the Ukrainian side on the movement of the Black Sea Fleet armored vehicles in Crimea, which is caused by the necessity to provide security for the Black Sea Fleet’s naval deployment areas on Ukrainian territory, which happens in full accordance with basic Russian-Ukrainian agreements on the Black Sea Fleet,” the statement said.
The statement comes as acting Ukrainian President Oleksander Turchynov called on Russia to stop what he called “provocations” in the Crimean peninsula.
Referring to Abkhazia, a disputed territory on Black Sea’s eastern coastline, Turchynov said, “Russia has sent forces into Crimea… they are working on scenarios which are fully analogous with Abkhazia, when having initiated a military conflict, they started to annex the territory.”
“I personally appeal to President [Vladimir] Putin to immediately stop military provocation and to withdraw from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea… it’s a naked aggression against Ukraine,” he added.
Meanwhile, the United Nations Security Council has held a “private meeting” and secret consultations to discuss the worsening crisis in Ukraine.
Officials said the meeting took place on Friday at the request of Ukraine’s UN Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, who wrote to Lithuanian Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaite. Lithuania holds the council’s rotating presidency.