The permanent representative of the Russian Federation: In 2014 Russia has deployed to Crimea 9 thousand military

Постпред РФ: В 2014 году Россия перебросила в Крым 9 тысяч военных

Russian military in Crimea

By the time the Peninsula was already 16 thousand Russian military.

Russia in 2014 during the annexation of the Crimea was transferred by air to the territory of the Peninsula 9 thousand troops. This was announced by Russia’s permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov in an interview with Deutsche Welle.

According to him, at the beginning of the “crisis” on the Peninsula was already 16 thousand Russian soldiers.

The diplomat States that the Russian soldiers were in Crimea was “absolutely lawful and in accordance with formal agreements with Ukraine.”

“In accordance with the bilateral agreement between Russia and Ukraine of 1997, Russia was granted the right to military presence in Sevastopol, where the main base of the black sea fleet of the Russian Federation and all over the Crimea in an amount of not more than 25 thousand people of the personnel”, – he explained.

Chizhov also noted the “key role of the Russian military in Crimea”, which was, in his words, “ensuring security for the referendum and the expression of the political will of the local population”.

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Recall, the Crimea was illegally annexed by Russia in March 2014 after the unrecognized the world a referendum on the status of the Peninsula.

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