Ukraine troops withdraw from Crimea

Author : Sorin Grama | Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Posted in category Eurasia, Eurasia News
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Ukraine has ordered the withdrawal of its armed forces from Crimea.

Interim President Oleksandr Turchynov told the Parliament on Monday that the Ukrainian troops and their families would be evacuated from Crimea in the fact of «threats to the lives and health of our service personnel.

The decision to pull out the remaining troops from Crimea came shortly after pro-Russian forces earlier on Monday took over a Ukrainian marine base in the port city of Feodosia, about the last symbol of Ukraine’s military presence in the peninsula.

Crimean authorities said there were no Ukrainian forces left in Crimea.

“All Ukrainian servicemen have either sworn allegiance to Russia or are leaving the territory of Crimea,” Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev said on Monday.

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