Contents tagged with Ukrainian military in Crimea

  • Ukrainian Defense Ministry: 4000 soldiers and 200 SBU staff left for Ukraine after the annexation of Crimea

    After Russia’s annexation of Crimea, 3991 of the 13468 Ukrainian military personnel moved to mainland Ukraine. This was the Defense Ministry’s response to MP Dmitry Tymchuk’s question.

    “We inform you that on 1 March 2014, 13468 military personnel served in the military units and institutions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine based in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, of them 4637 were officers and 8831 were privates, sergeants and petty officers. 3991 military personnel came to …

  • Putin orders Russian government to provide pensions to former Ukrainian military in the Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the Russian government, in conjunction with the Ministry of Defense of the country and Kremlin-controlled executive bodies of the annexed Crimea and Sevastopol, to take action regarding pensions for Russian citizens who previously served in the Ukrainian armed forces.

    As reported on the Kremlin's website, this order by Putin was among the items approved following his trip to the annexed Sevastopol on August 18-20.

    In particular, Putin instructed …