7 Ukraine Bases Under Siege In Crimea, Russians Mass At Ukraine Border

Embedded image permalinkBefore It’s News – by Mort Amsel

The main news from this morning are three things.  The first is that the Russians have recieved reinforcements in the Crimea.  Secondly that there have been multiple reports of Russian troops massing near the Ukrainian border near opposite Kharkiv.  And lastly and most important, the Russians have surrounded and more or less have laid siege to at least 7 Ukrainian military bases throughout the Crimea.     

To put things into general perspective, all sides remain defiant.  Despite all the tensions, the fuse being lit, it has yet to go off.   Not a single shot has been fired.  It’s amazing really.  There was supposedly a mass resignation/surrender of Ukrainian troops in the Crimea but I have yet to see any proof of that. In fact, I’m seeing quite the opposite.  Ukraine called up the reserves several hours ago.  I really haven’t seen too much about it though surpringly.

So right now as it stands, things have somehow became even more tense than yesterday, armed stand offs saturate the Crimean landscape but no shots have been fired at this time.  Continue to stay tuned as I follow these intense developments in the Ukraine.  -Mort


Russian invaders captured the Ukrianian army base in #Fiolent”, disarming all soldiers.

Hundreds of unidentified gunmen arrive outside Ukraine’s infantry base in Privolnoye in Crimea.

There are at least 6 Ukrainain army bases besieged by Russian forces on #Crimea now. In #Belbek,#Sevastopol#Belaklava, #Kerch, #Feodosia and #Perevalne.

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The Ukrainian army base in #Perevalne,25km south of #Simferopol,was surrounded by100s of invasion forces this morning but the commander Colonel Igor Mamchur vows to defend it.

Ukrainian army commander of the 36th Brigade of the Armed Forces in #Simferopol says,his soldiers will “stand to death” vs.Russian invaders.

Russian forces surrdounding the 39th Training Group of the Ukrainian Navy in #Sevastopol. (see video)

The Ukrainian MoD reports,its ATC confirms the arrival of 11 more Russian combat helicopters and 7 IL-76 in #Crimea

#BreakingNews (must be the 3rd or 4th report in the last 24hours) Russian troops mass on the Russian side of the border near Kharkiv.  These are reported to be the 2nd Guards Red Banner Army,23th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade and 15th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade

Ukrainian armed forces dispatched to Crimea have started resigning on a massive scale, reports RIA Novosti. Living quarters, weapons and ammunition have all been left under the protection of the so-called ‘self-defense forces.’ Letters of resignation have been coming in since early morning, as the self-defense forces continue to preserve order on the streets of Simferopol, RIA reported. Source

BBC TV reporting that Russian troops are digging trenches at the land border between Crimea and rest of Ukraine

Belarus Army on ALERT as NATO troops move towards #Ukraine. Reports #Crimea Source

Unconfirmed: US missiles shield in Poland on ALERT as Belarus moves Army on border. #Crimea Source

Russia’s 3 news agencies RIA, Interfax and Itar-Tass now unanimously report mass resignations of Ukrainian mil in Crimea

Interfax: UKR naval inf (marine) Bn @ Feodosia reports it’s blockaded by armed troops who ordered them to surrender by 1000L or face attack.

Russian forces try to seize anti-aircraft missile base in Ukraine’s Crimea-Interfax

Russian military servicemen have taken weapons from a radar base and naval training facility in Ukraine’s Crimea region and urged personnel to side with the peninsula’s “legitimate” leaders, Interfax news agency said on Sunday. It quoted a Ukrainian Defence Ministry source as saying the Russian servicemen had taken pistols, rifles and ammunition cartridges from the radar post near in the town of Sudak and taken them away by car.
Another group of Russian military had also removed weapons from a Ukrainian navy training centre in the port city of Sevastopol, where Russia’s Black Sea Fleet also has a base. source


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