Chronology of the Russian military intervention in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea

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3.3.2014

During the last days there have been isolated cases of entry of units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation into the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. These actions constituted a gross violation of international law and agreements. At 8.45 a.m. on February 28, technical observation posts on Cape Takil recorded the entry of more than 10 military helicopters coming from with the Russian Federation into Ukrainian air space.

Three helicopters (two SC-27 and one Mi-8) had previously received a permit, landed in Kacha and underwent border/customs procedures according to the established rules.

The remaining helicopters landed near the territory of the airport. The Senior border guard unit requested that these additional helicopters, having entered Ukraine in violation of the agreements and having failed to apply for a permit, undergo customs/border procedures, but did not receive a response.

The Senior border guard unit of the State…

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Cold war becomes hot in Crimea

800px-William_Simpson_-_Charge_of_the_light_cavalry_brigade,_25th_Oct._1854,_under_Major_General_the_Earl_of_CardiganRussia began a stealth invasion of Crimea last week, letting uniformed men without insignias, take control of first the local parliament and then key pieces of infrastructure like the two airports.

I have visited Crimea once, quite recently, in October 2013 travelling around visiting Simferopol, Sevastopol, Yalta and the seat of the Crimean Tatar Khanate Bakhchysarai. Two things struck me about Crimea, the climate is really nice (it was not that week, but it has palm trees) and it’s a mixture ethnically of the Tatars, Ukrainians and ethnic Russians. Russian is the main language on the peninsula, as it has been for centuries and especially since Stalin decided to deport all Crimean Tatars for their alleged cooperation with the Nazis, during their invasion of Crimea.

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As accusations of “fascism” fly, Churchill’s quote comes to mind…

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“The Fascists of the Future Will Be Called Anti-Fascists.” – W. Churchill

For your consideration:

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Exhibit A – Fliers Circulated in Sevastopol, 2014:

“To the Warriors of the Ukrainian Navy and the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation! Sailors – Black Sea Farers – Citizens of Sevastopol!

We, residents of the Hero City of Sevastopol, appeal to You, our defenders, our fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons!

The fascist regime that came to power in Ukraine wants to sow discord between the brotherly Ukrainian and Russian nations!

After executing a military bandit coup, nationalists started hunting down officers of Berkut special units [riot police], the warriors that had been defending the country and the people for more than three months! You could be next, because you continue to uphold your military oath and the Constitution! We appeal to you to become the guarantors of stability in our city! Don’t let…

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PROPAGANDA FAIL: “Terrified Ukrainians Flee to Russia” footage shows POLISH border

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Sources: EuromaidanPR, @Voproskin, Ukrayinska Pravda

Russian TV Channel “ORT” launches an information war against Ukraine. In the video linked below, reports claim that some 140 thousand refugees from Ukraine are “fleeing from the chaos” into the Southern regions of Russia.
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However, at 0:14, you can easily see the name of the the international checkpoint at the state border: Shegyni-Medyka, situated at the border with…. Poland!

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Meanwhile, this is the real picture of the Ukrainian-Russian border, at the Nekhoteyevka checkpoint, leading into Belgorod region, which, ORT Channel claims, is one of the active recipients of the refugees:

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The feed is updated every 3 to 5 minutes. If you’re still skeptical, you can see it for yourself:
Click to See Regularly Updated Feed.

Think twice before you take on any information from Russian sites and news channels! The lies are getting more blatant by the…

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Alexander Babych: It Will Be Easy for Us to Kill Russians, and for Russians to Kill Us…

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Originally posted on Voices of Ukraine:
By Alexander Babych 01/03/2014 at 16:47 Facebook status update Translated by Anna Danilova View source: It will be easy for us to kill Russians, and it will be easy for Russians to kill us!…

INVASION OF CRIMEA, March 1, 2014: Access Blocked by Military Units, Journalists Threatened and Turned Away

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Bohdan Kutiepov, Journalist of Hromadske TV, Tweets from the Crimean Border:
(All time stamps Ukrainian time, GMT+2)
09:48 On the road. 452 km away from Simferopol. Will tweet about anything interesting I see.

14:09 They’re not letting us into Crimea.

14:12 Cossacks, plenty. A Berkut officer in charge. Armed. They’re not on the photo – we were told we’re ‘dead and buried’ if we try to take pictures.

14:16 We tried appealing to the Constitution, they say – we think this is already Russian territory.

14:19 All cars are stopped, trunks and trailers inspected.

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