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Criminal case vs Black Sea Fleet commander may destabilize situation in Crimea

March 12, 2014, 11:02 UTC+3 MOSCOW
"An attempt of illegitimate Kiev authorities to open a criminal case against the Russian admiral is one more act of provocation," Russia's Deputy Defense Minister stated
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MOSCOW, March 12. /ITAR-TASS/. A criminal case versus Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Vice-Admiral Alexander Vitko that Kiev authorities initiated is one more act of provocation that may destabilize the situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told reporters on Wednesday.

“An attempt of illegitimate Kiev authorities to open a criminal case against the Russian admiral is one more act of provocation by those who violated Ukrainian laws themselves and usurped power in the country. Such actions may destabilize the situation in Crimea that is the calmest and most stable region in Ukraine now,” Antonov said.

The deputy defense minister commented on information about threats that Ukrainian law enforcement agencies make for criminal prosecution of Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Vice-Admiral Alexander Vitko “for abetment to high treason and staging acts of sabotage.”

“The Black Sea Fleet commander fulfils his duties on legal grounds in strict compliance with effective Russian-Ukrainian agreements on basing of the Russian fleet in Ukraine and the Regulations of Russian Armed Forces. Amid permanent threats of forcible actions by ultra-nationalists he is taking measures required to protect the naval base of the Black Sea Fleet, residence places of servicemen and members of their families that permit to ensure their reliable protection and security,” Antonov noted.

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