Ukraine MoD evacuates military families from the Crimea - acting President

The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine instructed the Ministry of Defence to redeploy military units located in the Crimea.

“National Security Council instructed the Defense Ministry to evacuate military families,” said acting President Alexander Turchinov during today's meeting in Kiev.

As previously reported, Crimea-based military facilities and bases that will be needed by Russia will be modernised. According to the chief editor of “National Defence” magazine Igor Korotchenko, these include airfields, coastal infrastructure, and ships, informs RSN news service. Over 90% of Ukrainian soldiers who were stationed in the Crimea, were forced to chose the Russian flag.

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