Pressure is mounting on holding out until the 16th: “I can’t just say how bad it is because I can’t estimate how much worse it could be.”
I would like to break from tradition in the March 10, 2014 summary – I can’t just say how bad it is because I can’t estimate how much worse it could be.
So, here is a little information on the future of Ukrainian troops in Crimea on the basis of our dialogue today at the Defense Ministry.
The position of the military leadership regarding our troops in Crimea is that they must survive at all costs prior to the referendum in Crimea, scheduled for March 16, 2014 by the current illegitimate authorities of the ARC [Autonomous Republic of Crimea]. This position is based on considerations that Russian troops will not resort to armed confrontation before the referendum. Otherwise, their behavior loses any credibility.
At the same time, any attempt by our troops to resist taking advantage of weapons, or any attempt by…
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