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Shoigu: ukrainian servicemen in Crimea to be ensured organized leaving

March 22, 2014, 15:28 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, March 22,  /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu had ordered the Russian Black Sea Fleet commander to ensure Ukrainian servicemen who wanted to leave Crimea the possibility for organized moving to Ukraine, the Russian Defence Ministry told Itar-Tass on Saturday.

As of March 21, out of more than 18,000 Ukrainian troops in the Republic of Crimea, fewer than 2,000 had expressed the wish to leave for Ukraine, the ministry noted.

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