Crimean Prime Minister appealed to Putin for help

Head of the Council of Ministers of Crimea Sergey Aksenov asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for assistance “in maintaining peace and order in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea”. The reason was the violation by Kiev of the arrangements with the Autonomy regarding approval of candidates for the appointment of heads of Crimean security structures, as well as inability of the police to normalize the situation on the peninsula.

This is stated in the appeal of the head of Council of Ministers of Crimea Aksenov to Putin on March 1.

In particular, Aksenov notes that without the consent of the Supreme Council of Crimea and in violation of the law “On Police”, on February 28 Kiev authorities appointed Igor Avrutsky as the head of the Crimean police.

Given the above, realizing my responsibility for the lives and safety of citizens, I appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin to assist in maintaining peace and order in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea,” concluded Aksenov.

Also, informs “Ukrainian Truth” newspaper, Aksenov said that the troops of Russia’s Navy have been asked to protect the key facilities of the Autonomy.

According to Aksenov, there is a cooperation with Russia’s Black Sea Navy on the protection of vital installations in the Autonomy.

“The groups work together. I'm sure they will be able to fulfil the tasks of maintaining public order,” he said.

Currently there is no data about the riots with the use of firearms, nor about any victims.

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