Russian troops near Ukraine could reach Transdnistria – NATO

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The Russian troops concentrated near the Ukrainian border are numerous enough to get to Transdnistria. CNN reports that the news comes from Supreme Commander of NATO forces in Europe Philip Bridlov.

The general expressed his concern that the army focused on the border with Ukraine can pose a threat to Transdnistria and Moldova. “(The Russian) forces located on the eastern border with Ukraine are very large and in full readiness,” said Bridlov. “There’s absolutely enough troops on the eastern border of Ukraine to reach Transdnistria – if such a decision is taken – and it is very disturbing,” – he said.

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry stated that the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine is very high, because the Russian troops have withdrawn from the border, but have not returned to their bases.

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Russian State Duma to the Polish Foreign Ministry: let’s divide Ukraine

Proposal to partition Ukraine – “bizarre.”

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Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received an official letter from the State Duma of the Russian Federation with a proposal to divide Ukraine’s territory. The news comes from the Wiadomości news program on TVP1 (the Polish state broadcasting company).

Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Duma and leader of the LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky proposes that Poland insist on holding a referendum in five western Ukrainian Oblasts: Volyn, Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Rivne, on the matter of accession to Poland.

Hungary and Romania received a similar ‘offer’ regarding Zakarpattya and Chernivtsi oblasts. Only the central oblasts of Ukraine were to remain within its boundaries.

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International Response to Annexation of Crimea

Strong words… but will they be followed with strong actions?

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United Kingdom

Prime Minister David Cameron, 18 March 2014

“The steps taken by President Putin today to attempt to annex Crimea to Russia are in flagrant breach of international law and send a chilling message across the continent of Europe.”

“It is completely unacceptable for Russia to use force to change borders, on the basis of a sham referendum held at the barrel of a Russian gun. President Putin should be in no doubt that Russia will face more serious consequences …”

Foreign Secretary William Hague, 18 March 2014

“No amount of sham and perverse democratic process or skewed historical references can make up for the fact that this is an incursion into a sovereign state and a land-grab of part of its territory, with no respect for the law of that country or for international law.”

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INVASION OF CRIMEA – March 23, 2014 – Dmytri Tymchuk’s Military SUMMARY

In fighting between the separatists at Donetsk…

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Dmitry Tymchuk, Information Resistance

Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

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Brothers and sisters!
Here is the summary for March 22 (for the summary from the previous day, see Summary of March 22).

The bad news:

1. Kidnappings of our unit commanders in Crimea have become a norm. The occupiers are cynically calling these acts “arrests.” But neither the Russian militaries nor the so-called “Crimean self-defense” have any legal rights whatsoever (even under the Russian legislation!) to arrest anyone. Under any international norms, what they are doing is defined as kidnapping, a crime recognized by any country in the world.

Most of the “arrested” are being kept and interrogated in the commandant’s office of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol. Today, this is the Crimean peninsula’s own little Gestapo. The Russian militaries are stunning in their roles as terrorists and secret…

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