World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Redeployment of military units located in Crimea

Government is instructed by NSDC regarding redeployment of military units located in Crimea

24.03.2014 | 15:15
Press Service of the Ministry of Defence

The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine decided to instruct the Ministry of Defence to reposition military unites located in the Crimea. This was announced by Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov while opening the Conciliatory Council meeting on Monday.

“Tonight provocations of the Russian Federation occupational troops in the Crimea against Ukrainian Armed Forces continued: particularly, Ukrainian marine unit located near Feodosia was attacked by military helicopters and airborne forces,” he said.

Oleksandr Turchynov informed that there is a real threat to lives and health of our military men located in the Crimea, a threat of persecution and victimization of their relatives, of all patriots who keep fulfilling their duties to their country.

“The National Defence and Security Council decided to instruct the Ministry of Defence to reposition military unites located in the Crimea, and to instruct the government to evacuate families of the military facing threat to their lives and health. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine was instructed to ensure placement of military men’s families, as well as of those forced to leave their homes under the pressure and aggression of the Russian occupational forces,” the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine said.

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Werewolf: America, The Gated

How, in a global metropolis like New York, do you write about immigration as a problem to be solved? And yet immigration is a hot button issue among those fighting to break away from the unruly clump of starters in the race for Republican nominee. More>>


Binoy Kampmark: US Bomb Strikes Hospital In Kunduz

According to US military sources, “there may have been collateral damage” to the medical facility. “This incident is under investigation.” A statement issued by the office of the President Ashraf Ghani said that Army General John Campbell, chief of US-led forces in Afghanistan, apologised. More>>


Binoy Kampmark: The Fall Of Tony Abbott

The question was one of timing. The Coalition had been registering losses in poll after poll. The Abbott style hardly improved after a spill was forced on the party. Despite claiming that he would be ushering in a spring clean, he continued bypassing ministers and MPs... More>>



Pacific.Scoop: Smaller Pacific States Call For Coal Moratorium

PNG Loop: Leaders of the Pacific Smaller Island States have called on all nations – especially the advanced economies in the region – to rise to the challenge of climate change. They want to steer the world on a path where climate change is no longer a threat to earth. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news