Oleksandr Chernenko: Ukrainian soldiers in Crimea feel the government has forgotten about them

Morale continues to drop…

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1798744_513529208764747_2090815725_nOleksandr Chernenko, Journalist and Chairman of the Election Committee of Ukraine: Soldiers feel the government has forgotten about them

March 8, 2014

We went to the military units and brought cigarettes and things. Although near the units “green men” from Cossack batallions are on duty, you can come up to them.  Moreover, soldiers can easily leave the units, but they are not allowed in again.  Therefore, they do not leave.  At one of the units, they invited us inside and gave us a tour, though taking photographs was forbidden.

Immediately, I feel depressed. I look at these hastily assembled fortifications, the tired boys on guard. In the unit, there are a few dozen women serving.  Despite the situation, March 8th (International Women’s Day) was not cancelled, and they are all in simple and touching makeup.

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