Putin proposes extending term of Russia's Central Bank chiefBusiness & Economy March 22, 21:49
Mayor says investigation into London attack is underwayWorld March 22, 21:16
Ukrainian radicals urge Poroshenko to nationalize Russian banks’ subsidiariesBusiness & Economy March 22, 20:51
Peru is back on 2018 Dakar Rally track alongside with Bolivia, ArgentinaSport March 22, 20:08
Three dead, twenty injured in London attack — policeWorld March 22, 19:59
Stadium in Russia's Dagestan to be named after pole-vault queen IsinbayevaSport March 22, 19:19
Top pilots to fly Su-30SM jets over Moscow on Victory DayMilitary & Defense March 22, 18:53
Russian design bureau ready to integrate BrahMos missiles into frigates for Indian NavyMilitary & Defense March 22, 18:50
London police say they are treating Westminster incident as terrorismWorld March 22, 18:45
SIMFEROPOL, March 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov called on Ukrainian servicemen on Wednesday not to yield to provocation, lay down arms and swear their allegiance to the people of Crimea, the CrimeaInform agency reports.
“In a bid to avoid bloodshed and further escalation of tensions, I am calling on Ukrainian military based on the peninsula not to yield to provocation, make a clear choice and swear their allegiance to the Crimean people,” Aksyonov, who is commander-in-chief of the Crimean Armed Forces, said in his address to Ukrainian servicemen based in Crimea.
Servicemen preferring to stay in the Ukrainian army will have to voluntarily surrender their weapons and leave their military units stationed in the Crimean territory, Aksyonov said, warning that those who did not follow his orders would be prosecuted.
Aksyonov’s address followed Tuesday’s provocation in Simferopol, in which two people died.
The Crimean prime minister urged the people of Crimea “to stay vigilant and calm.