“I am going to be absolutely open. We will do everything possible and impossible to avoid bloodshed. I am appealing to journalists and the population and everybody who hears me. All of you should understand that the Ukrainian Navy is posing no threat to the people of Sevastopol or the Crimea,” Gaiduk went on to say.
He said that people serving in the Ukrainian Navy have parents, wives and children in the Crimea.
“As for the use of weapons, I have given a clear order to all naval commanders to do everything possible and even the impossible to prevent the use of weapons,” Admiral Gaiduk stressed.