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The armed forces of Ukraine March 1, 2014 started the operation on unblocking of the Crimea, but the authorities stopped it on the same day. This was at the briefing said the former chief of the General staff of the APU Vladimir Zaman, reports on Tuesday, may 28, UNIAN.
“The personnel was loaded in the aircraft, which reached the coast of mainland Ukraine, and then the pilots were ordered to turn back and return to the airfield. And it was all over,” he said.
Zaman explained that the cancellation of the operation he was told by officials — of the official documents he has not seen.
Colonel-General Vladimir Zaman from 2012 to 2014 he held the position of chief of the General staff APU. After the change of government in February 2014 he was appointed Parliament Commissioner for monitoring the activities of the Ministry of defence.
March 1, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin appealed to the Federation Council for permission about use of armed forces on the territory of Ukraine. The appeal stated that this was done in connection with the threat to the lives of Russian citizens and soldiers stationed in Crimea in accordance with an international Treaty. Senators made the deployment of troops to the Peninsula.
On the same day, the Ukrainian army was on full combat readiness. At that time the acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said that in case of direct military aggression by Moscow developed a detailed plan of action.
March 16 in Crimea held a referendum, an overwhelming number of participants voted for joining the Republic of Russia. Ukraine, EU, USA and other countries do not recognize the voting results. Moscow insists that the procedure took place in accordance with international law.
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