Kalashnikitty@CustosDivini·2m #news: About 30 gunmen shot at #Crimea parliament doors, neutralized security: @interfax_news http://on.rt.com/xhz2zu #Ukraine
Ukraine turmoil LIVE UPDATES
Published time: February 18, 2014 15:03
Edited time: February 26, 2014 16:23
A protester guards an entrance to Independence Square in central Kiev on February 26, 2014 (AFP Photo / Louisa Gouliamaki)
Political instability settled over Ukraine as the opposition-controlled parliament voted to appoint its newly-elected speaker as acting president, with eastern and southern Ukraine saying they no longer see parliament as legitimate.
Thursday, February 27
The buildings of the Crimean parliament and administration have been seized by an unknown armed group.
Law enforcement authorities are stationed next to the Council of Ministers, with officers banning people from approaching the building, Interfax-Ukraine reported, citing the press service of the Crimean parliament.
Pro-Russia armed men seize Crimea parliament, govt HQ
10 minutes ago
Kiev (AFP) - Pro-Russian armed men Thursday seized the parliament and government buildings in the Ukrainian region of Crimea and raised Russian flags above them, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported.
Dozens of men in full combat dress but without any markings of affiliation marched into the buildings earlier in the morning and removed the guards without any fight, the agency quoted sources in parliament as saying.
The move came amid concerns of growing separatism on the overwhelmingly pro-Russian peninsula on the Black Sea after the ousting of pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych.
Western and Central commands start massive redeployment
February 27, 10:16UTC+4
About 150,000 servicemen are taking part in the large-scale military exercise
MOSCOW, February 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Large units and military commands dislocated on the territory of the Western and Central commands and participating in the combat readiness test have started a massive redeployment to areas of interest, according to the press service of Russia’s Defense Ministry.
Russia informs NATO on ad hoc military exercise, fulfills transparency conditions
According to the General Staff of the Russian army, the commanders received packets with introductory data on performing route marches to areas of loading troop trains, as well as to airdromes of military transport aviation, followed by troops’ redeployment to the Defense Ministry’s ranges located far away from areas of permanent dislocation.
Tank units and detachments of the We4stern Command have finished the uploading of the railroad platforms and now are performing route marches to areas of interest.
Several units of the Western and Central commands are assigned to perform route marches under own power to cover a distance of more than 1,000 km.
Surprise drills of Russian army not related to situation in Ukraine – minister
Detachments of the Pskov unit of the Airborne Forces have rapidly moved to the aerial embarkation center and are ready to enter the areas of interest.
Troops and units dislocated in polar regions, Kaliningrad, Samara, Leningrad, Pskov, Kursk, Voronezh, Lipetsk and other regions of Russia are moved from areas of permanent deployment and ready to be sent to any district assigned by the General Staff.
It would become known where and what tasks the troops would perform after officers of the General Staff would open the relevant packets and inform the armies’ and units’ commanders. The main task of the first stage of the combat readiness check is to assess actions of commanders and staffs when put in top combat readiness and redeployment to areas of interest.
Under authority of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, from February 26, the Defense Ministry is undergoing an instantaneous integrated combat readiness test of the Western Command Armed Forces, 2nd Army of the Central Command and Airborne Troops Command.
All in all, about 150 thousand military personnel of different services of the Armed Forces and military commands are involved in the check. Up to 90 planes, more than 120 helicopters, up to 880 tanks, over 1,200 defense equipment units and about 80 ships would be used.
I don't know if these tweets below are twisting and hyping the above posts/info or not, but I am posting them anyway. I think they are. maybe not, see next post. I don't know what is real and what is a drill and apparetly no one else does either except Putin. ETA: the pic in the one below is the same pic of the vehicles in post #92 above.
Middle East News@MiddleEast_BRK·2 mins #BreakingNews Large military forces seen near #Simferopol. Also Russian military activity reported near #Yalta. pic.twitter.com/WWz05qkEqe
AmericanDefenseNews@AmDefNews·2 mins BREAKING: *Unconfirmed* reports of Russian military vehicles on roads near #Simferopol, #Ukraine. #Russia #Crimea
SBU sent to Simferopol district, to " catch the Russian APCs "
27.02.2014 | 09:52
SBU sent to Simferopol region " intercept " Russian armored vehicles .
Photo : crimea.comments.ua
According to UNIAN , Ukrainian secret service officers telephoned journalists and TV channels reported that sent today to the village hideaways near Simferopol to " catch the Russian armored vehicles ."
Read also in Sevastopol and the Black Sea Fleet headquarters Moscow House appeared APCs
" Our staff will conduct certain actions to prevent violation of public order ," - said by phone UNIAN press officer of the Crimean group of the SBU .
According to media reports , at the Cozy 7 APCs are supposedly to strengthen the protection of objects Russian Black Sea Fleet based in Crimea.
As UNIAN reported earlier , in the Crimea unidentified men in camouflage with guns seized parliament and government of Crimea. On buildings raised the flags of Russia . In Simferopol declared output .
Last edited by Lilbitsnana; 02-27-2014 at 02:26 AM.
Now, my question for those mil folks who would know better than me.
This whole thing seems to have been way too much "stuff" for approximately 30 bad guys holed up in a couple of buildings; but it sure seemed like the right amount to make the new gov have to change their pants and get the hint.
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