Top Ukraine security official says Kremlin behind Crimea events

MOSCOW Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:17am EST

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Andriy Paruby, Ukraine's top security official, accused the Kremlin on Friday of commanding armed groups in –°rimea where two airports have been taken over by armed men.

"These are separate groups ... commanded by the Kremlin," Paruby, secretary of the National Security and Defence Council, told a televised briefing in Kiev.

He said similar actions had been prevented elsewhere in Ukraine. He said Ukraine could not deploy military forces in Crimea without introducing a state of emergency.

(Reporting By Pavel Poliltyuk, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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babeouf12 wrote:
‘He said Ukraine could not deploy military forces in Crimea without introducing a state of emergency.’ Oh that is a surprise I had thought that ‘Ukraine could not deploy military forces in Crimea without them being annihilated’. The gallant West won’t back an attack on Russia by the new improved Ukrainian regime. So they had better prepare their constituency for further defections.

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