Who run the world? W20 women's summit in BerlinWorld April 26, 17:03
Russian defense minister comments on military cooperation with IndiaMilitary & Defense April 26, 16:57
Military brass says Russia playing key role in eliminating terrorists’ chieftains in SyriaMilitary & Defense April 26, 15:36
Porsche renews full cooperation with Maria SharapovaSport April 26, 15:05
Russia’s top diplomat slams attempts to obstruct Syria’s chemical incident probeRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 14:57
Russian ambassador says NATO seems unwilling to resume military dialogueRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 14:22
General Staff: US stepping up work to deploy missile defense system to Poland by 2018Military & Defense April 26, 14:18
Putin urges Russian producers to foster competitive market environmentBusiness & Economy April 26, 14:01
Russia not planning to curtail security cooperation with Europe — General StaffMilitary & Defense April 26, 13:54
SIMFEROPOL, March 14, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Black Sea Fleet based in Crimea is not undertaking any active actions on the peninsula while local self-defence forces are guarding public order, Crimea’s Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov told journalists on Friday.
“Russian troops have been stationed here since the times of Suvorov and Kutuzov (the two outstanding military leaders in pre-revolutionary Russia),” Aksyonov said adding the Russian Black Sea Fleet had never left the peninsula since Ukraine became independent in 1991.
“The Russian troops are not taking part in any active actions in Crimea,” Aksyonov said commenting on Russian military presence on the peninsula.
“We are coordinating our actions with the Russian Black Sea Fleet on a number of life-support facilities,” the Crimean prime minister said.
He also told journalists that Crimea might join Russia as its constituent part already next week.
He explained that a relevant legal act was likely to be adopted next week, while Crimea’s full integration with Russia, including the adjustment of legislation could take up to 12 months.
“I believe that the transitional period will last for about a year. <…>It’s going to take up to twelve months the longest,” the Crimean prime minister stressed.
“We are not going to have independence. I believe that Crimea should enter Russia as its constituent entity,” Aksyonov said.