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Events in the Crimea – after February 21

22 February 2014

On February 22, checkpoints began to operate at the exits from Sevastopol, organized by volunteers from local public formations, the police and the traffic police. In Kerch, supporters of European integration wanted to hold a rally. The Kerchans made it clear to them that they were unwanted guests on their earth. (see video)

23 February 2014


At the rally of "Narodnaya Volya", which was attended by more than 30,000 people (Sevastopol does not remember such a number of people at a rally since the 90s.) on Sq. Nakhimov Sevastopol elected the head of the Sevastopol Executive Committee of the most worthy Sevastopol Alexei Mikhailovich Chaly. Decisions taken at the rally: 1. Yatsuba, Doinikov supported the candidacy of A. M. Chaly, all power structures are transferred to the subordination of the Executive Committee. The people voted unanimously. 2. On Tuesday, February 25, the City Council will formalize this, in accordance with all norms of the law. 3. The Verkhovna Rada in Kyiv is illegal, Sevastopol will not comply with its laws. 4. Work has begun on the formation of its own fin. security without transferring taxes to Kyiv. 5. Squads (including force) are formed to maintain order together with the police. There are checkpoints at the entrance to the city. 6.

24 February 2014

Guided by the opinion of the townspeople expressed at the rally, the head of the Sevastopol city administration, Vladimir Yatsuba, announced his resignation on February 24. During negotiations on the transfer of powers, employees of the SBU and the prosecutor's office appeared in the administration building with a warrant for the arrest of Chaly, but the Sevastopol residents who had gathered near the building forced the security forces to tear the warrant and leave the building. In Simferopol, several companies of volunteers have already gathered in the people's militia of the Crimea. By the decision of 49 deputies of the Sevastopol City Council, A.M. Chaly was elected the head of the city. The people's rally greeted the decision with cries of "Hurrah!". The flag of the Russian Federation was hoisted in front of the entrance to the city administration.


In response to the rejection by the inhabitants of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol of the “new Kiev authorities”, the leaders of right-wing radical groups of Ukraine (VO “Svoboda”, “Right Sector”, “Patriot of Ukraine”, “Social-National Assembly of Ukraine”) issued a statement about the need to “punish” similar performances of the Crimeans. In particular, Igor Moseychuk, an activist of the Patriot of Ukraine organization convicted of terrorism and amnestied by the “new government”, publicly proposed to form “friendship trains” of right-wing radical nationalist militants and punish the inhabitants of the peninsula for their will.

25 February 2014


An ultimatum to the authorities: to take over the administration of the Republic; adopt the 1992 Crimean Constitution; take control of all power structures of the Crimea! Sevastopol stood up against fascism! 50,000 citizens sing "Get up, great country!" Sevastopol residents raise money for "Berkut" At a demonstration in Sevastopol, residents of the Crimean city initiated a fundraiser for the fighters of the special forces "Berkut", who stopped paying salaries. Representatives of the Ukrainian opposition announced their readiness to disband the special unit in the near future, the fighters of which took part in the confrontation on the streets of Kyiv. Alpha refuses to go to disarm the Crimean BerkutThe Kiev branch of the Security Service of Ukraine, Group A of the Special Operations Center, known as the Alpha Group, as well as other special forces of the capital of Ukraine, refused to advance to Crimea and disarm the Crimean Berkut, which did not surrender its weapons and retreated to the peninsula, the Internet reports. - edition of "News of Sevastopol".

26 February 2014

The “Kyiv regime” authorized the assault on the building of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Activists of Ukrainian right-wing radical groups (“Right Sector”), as well as radical Crimean Tatars, took part in the attack. As a result of a massive attack, civilians who defended the administrative building from the attack of militants suffered.


Another rally against the new Ukrainian authorities took place on Nakhimov Square in Sevastopol. Earlier, a new mayor, Alexei Chaly, was elected in Sevastopol. He announced the creation of an anti-terrorist center in the city and the strengthening of the protection of entrances to Sevastopol.

27 February 2014


Early in the morning, the buildings of the parliament and government of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea were occupied by people without insignia armed with automatic weapons. According to some Ukrainian deputies and the former head of the SBU, these people are Berkut employees from Crimea and other regions of Ukraine. Also, eyewitnesses do not exclude the possibility that these are Russian military men. Later, deputies were allowed into the parliament building, who held an extraordinary session. A decision was made “On the expression of no confidence in the Council of Ministers of the ARC and the termination of its activities”, the government of Anatoly Mogilev, who was inclined to submit to the new Kiev authorities, was dismissed. Deputy of the Supreme Council of Crimea, leader of the Russian Unity party Sergei Aksyonov was appointed to the post of Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea by the decision of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The decision was not recognized by the Kiev authorities. Both Sergei Aksyonov and Chairman of the Crimean Supreme Council Vladimir Konstantinov said they still consider Viktor Yanukovych the legally elected president of Ukraine, through whom the Crimean authorities managed to negotiate assistance from Russia.


On the morning of February 27, another important event took place - checkpoints on the Perekop Isthmus and on the Chongar Peninsula, which control car traffic between the Crimean Peninsula and the Kherson region, were occupied by the Crimean "Berkut" fighters and their colleagues from other regions of Ukraine. As People’s Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Hennadiy Moskal stated, “they put up armored personnel carriers, put up grenade launchers, put up machine guns, machine guns and the like […] It’s impossible to enter the autonomy by other land routes, only by sea. Thus, Crimea is completely blocked”


On the night of February 27-28, 2014, the Crimean self-defense fighters managed to prevent a major terrorist attack on the peninsula. At one of the checkpoints, an attempt was suppressed to import into the territory of the autonomy an explosive with a capacity of 400 kilograms in TNT equivalent. The investigating authorities of the Kherson region of Ukraine, where the detainees were transferred, have not yet given a legal assessment of these facts.

28 February 2014

People's Deputy of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who arrived in Simferopol on February 28 to meet with deputies of the Supreme Council of Crimea, was greeted by pro-Russian activists with shouts of "Russia", "Berkut", "Get out of Crimea". Poroshenko was forced to retreat. At the end of February 2014, Russian troops were stationed on the territory of the Crimean peninsula in accordance with the Russian-Ukrainian agreements on the Black Sea Fleet dated May 28, 1997, which were extended in 2010. According to these documents, Ukraine agreed to the deployment of Russian naval facilities in Sevastopol: the 31st test center, the Gvardeyskoye airfield, as well as high-frequency communication points in Yalta and the Sudak region, and a military sanatorium in Yalta. The main bay of Sevastopol with berths for more than 30 warships was transferred to Russia on a leasehold basis. Karantinnaya Bay with a brigade of missile boats of the Black Sea Fleet and a diving range, Kazachya Bay, where a Marine Corps brigade is stationed, and South Bay. Ships of the Russian and Ukrainian fleets were jointly based in Streletskaya Bay, with the Black Sea Fleet controlling the coastal infrastructure of the bay. Russia also received the main arsenal of ammunition, the missile base of the Black Sea Fleet, a landing range, a test center in Feodosia, two airfields - more than a thousand objects in Crimea in total. The Russian Armed Forces had the right to deploy on the territory of Ukraine up to 25,000 of their military personnel (including up to 2,000 in the marines and land-based naval aviation), as well as up to 24 artillery systems of a caliber of more than 100 mm and 132 armored vehicles in the Black Sea Fleet marines and 22 combat land-based naval aircraft. According to Russian data, at the beginning of March 2014, the contingent of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine was about 16 thousand people. Ukraine did not denounce the agreement with Russia, and the excess of the maximum number of Russian troops determined by this document was not recorded, which allowed the Russian leadership to reject accusations of “occupation” of Crimea.

1 March 2014

Russian Foreign Ministry: At night, armed people from Kyiv wanted to seize the Crimean Ministry of Internal Affairs.

According to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, self-defense units managed to prevent the attempted capture, and there are casualties. The Russian Foreign Ministry says that on the night of March 1, unknown armed men sent from Kyiv tried to seize the Crimean Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. On the same day, after the incident near the building of the Central Internal Affairs Directorate of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov reassigned power structures in the territory of Crimea and turned to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a request to assist in ensuring peace and tranquility in the territory of Crimea. Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted an appeal to the Federation Council on the use of the Russian Armed Forces on the territory of Ukraine "until the normalization of the socio-political situation in this country." On the same day, the President of the Russian Federation received consent to send troops to the territory of Ukraine from the Federation Council, but did not use this right. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych supports Crimea's appeal to Russia for help. Andrey Klishas, ​​head of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation, announced this today, referring to Yanukovych's statement received by the Federation Council. It is reported by ITAR-TASS.

2 March 2014

Sevastopol may receive a special status in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea after the expansion of its powers. This was stated by the speaker of the Supreme Council of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov. Now Sevastopol is a city of national importance in Ukraine. Several Berkut fighters received Russian passports.

30 crews of the Air Force of Ukraine announced their withdrawal from them and going over to the side of the Crimean Autonomy. The servicemen joined the ranks of the Crimean defense with their combat vehicles.

The Crimean authorities announced the establishment of almost complete control over the military units stationed on the territory of the republic. Crimean self-defense units blocked the runways of all military airfields located in the region. According to representatives of the authorities, many servicemen have already left their units and went over to the side of the people.

Truck with almost half a ton of TNT stopped at the entrance to CrimeaPrime Minister of the Supreme Council of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov issued a decree on the transfer of the military personnel of the Ukrainian Navy in Crimea under the control of the authorities of the autonomy. 

After the announcement of the decree, the commander of the Ukrainian Navy Denis Berezovsky took the oath of allegiance to the inhabitants of Crimea. Self-defense detachments at the entrance to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea stopped a car containing almost half a ton of TNT, Channel One reported on Sunday.

3 March 2014

The air base of the Ukrainian Air Force near Sevastopol went over to the side of the Crimean autonomy.The command of the 204th base in Belbek went over to the side of the Crimean people. The Crimean army received 49 fighters at its disposal. In Crimea, the Russian military has already been called "polite armed people." Also, more than 5,000 security officials went over to the side of the Crimeans in two days, and this figure continues to grow. Military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to voluntarily transfer to the jurisdiction of the government of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the administration of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea reported. During the second and third March, 5,086 servicemen of the Internal Troops of Ukraine, the State Border Service and the Armed Forces of Ukraine went over to the side of the Crimean people. Following the frontier outpost of surface ships in Balaklava, the regiment of the Internal Troops stationed in Sevastopol, as well as a separate battalion in Yalta, went over to the side of the Crimean people. Crimean Cossacks create Internet militia The Crimean Cossacks have united in the public movement "Crimean Front". Among their tasks, they name breaking through the information blockade of the peninsula and persuading representatives of the armed forces to go over to the side of the people of Crimea.

4 March 2014

Sergei Aksenov: Crimea starts a new life.
“Crimea is now an autonomous republic. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea with powers that it never really had. At the same time, we do not consider the Kyiv authorities to be legitimate today. For us, she is not a representative of the authorities of the state of Ukraine. So until all these processes are defined, we do not recognize it, we do not see it, and we have nothing to do with them. ”-

Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov. Press conference 04.03.2014

Ministry of Defense will be created in Crimea
Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov promised to create his own Ministry of Defense in the republic. According to RIA Novosti on March 4, the head of the regional government made such a statement at a press conference in Simferopol. Earlier, Aksyonov had already resubordinated all power structures of the Crimea to himself.

He explained his decision by the fact that the security forces received orders from Kyiv that were contrary to the interests of the republic. In addition, Aksyonov ordered the creation of self-defense units in the region. The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine considered this decision illegal and challenged it in court.

"Bridge across the Kerch Strait"
Medvedev announced that a bridge across the Kerch Strait would be built. The bridge will connect the Crimean coast with the Kuban.

* The construction of the bridge is estimated at $1.5-3 billion. The construction will take 4-5 years.

Ukrainian militants tried to smuggle TNT, ammunition and weapons into Crimea, but were unable to cross the border.

A rally was held at the gates of the Kerch military unit (watch the video)

5 March 2014

Turkey does not allow American aircraft carrier to enter the Black Sea

The Turkish authorities do not allow the American aircraft carrier George HW Bush to enter the Bosphorus Strait, justifying its ban with Turkey's international obligations. Warships of this purpose cannot enter the Bosporus to enter the Black Sea if they do not have their own bases off the coast of the Black Sea. At the same time, the United States, unlike the Russian Federation, does not have such bases. Thus, the US Navy aircraft carrier “stuck” in the Aegean Sea cannot pose any danger to the inhabitants of Crimea.

President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov arrived in Crimea.

At the entrance to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea there are checkpoints, the soldiers of the special forces "Berkut" control that weapons and ammunition are not brought here. The primary task is to prevent the manifestation of extremism and protect the civilian population.

6 March 2014

Representatives of the OSCE arrived in Crimea. The Crimean Council postponed the referendum to March 16 and changed the question submitted to it

Two questions are submitted to the referendum: "Are you for the reunification of Crimea with Russia as a subject of the Russian Federation?" and "Are you for the restoration of the Constitution of the Republic of Crimea of ​​1992 and for the status of Crimea as part of Ukraine?". It was announced that the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea decided to make changes to the system and structure of the executive authorities. It was envisaged, in particular, the formation of the following ministries and services: the Ministry of Justice of the ARC; Ministry of Internal Affairs of the ARC; Ministry of Emergency Situations of the ARC; Tax Service of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea; Penitentiary Service of the ARC; Crimean customs; Department of protection of the ARC. The Prosecutor's Office of the ARC and the Security Service of the ARC were also created

In Sevastopol, a rally of thousands took place in support of unification with Russia!

7 March 2014

In the State Duma of Russia, the Crimean delegation was greeted with long applause...

In the Crimean Parliament, they are in a hurry to reassure them that blocking the CEC data will not interfere with the referendum. Elections have been repeatedly held in Crimea, and thousands of copies of voter lists are in local commissions. Recall that the night before, the Central Election Commission of Ukraine announced that it had temporarily blocked the access of the Crimean authorities to the database of the state register of voters in order to prevent the referendum on March 16, which the Kiev authorities consider illegal.

The Federation Council will support the decision of the inhabitants of the Crimeaon the entry of the autonomy into the Russian Federation, if such a decision is made at the all-Crimean referendum on March 16. This was stated by the speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament, Valentina Matviyenko, at a meeting with a delegation of the Supreme Council of Crimea, headed by the head of the autonomy's parliament, Vladimir Konstantinov.

8 March 2014

More than 65 thousand people gathered in the center of Moscow on Vasilyevsky Spusk for a rally-concert We are together! in support of the inhabitants of the Crimea. Crimea has its own army": the first company of volunteers took an oath of allegiance to the people of the republic.

9 March 2014

Kiev blocked all accounts of Crimea

Vice Prime Minister of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Rustam Temirgaliyev said that the Kiev authorities blocked the accounts of the Crimean autonomy. It is reported by Interfax.

A pro-Russian rally is taking place in Simferopol. The Russian government has reserved about 40 billion rubles to support the development of the industrial and economic infrastructure of Crimea. This was announced to journalists in Simferopol by Pavel Dorokhin, Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation for Industry.

Russian became the state language in Sevastopol.

10 March 2014

On the territory of Crimea, 27 territorial election commissions have been formed to hold an all-Crimean referendum This was announced to journalists at a press conference by the chairman of the Commission of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea for an all-Crimean referendum, Mikhail Malyshev Kherson region.

Provocateurs appeared in Crimea who take away passports!

They come home, ask for passports on the streets under the pretext of checking documents, AND TAKE IT AWAY! This is another attempt to disrupt the referendum! In particular, in Simferopol, “policemen” began to walk around the apartments, asking residents to provide them with documents, or rather passports. Then they pull out the leaf they need and quickly run away. More and more people are starting to call each other and warn.

Crimean Self-Defense Forces: provocations on the border are intensifying They enter into a verbal skirmish with the Cossack pickets. The Self-Defense Forces have the situation under control.

Ballot for voting at the all-Crimean referendum on March 16, 2014 presented On March 10, at a press conference in Simferopol, the chairman of the Commission of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea for holding a all-Crimean referendum, Mikhail Malyshev, presented a ballot for voting at the all-Crimean referendum on March 16, 2014.

On March 10, rallies were held in many parts of Russia in support of the Russian population of Crimea.

11 March 2014

The Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Sevastopol City Council adopted a declaration on the independence of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. In accordance with the declaration, if the peoples of Crimea decide to join the Russian Federation as a result of a referendum, Crimea will be declared a sovereign republic and in this status it will be reunited with the Russian Federation as a subject.

12 March 2014

"Ukraine will not send armed forces to the Crimea" - Turchynov "We can not start a military operation in the Crimea, as such actions endanger the unprotected eastern border of Ukraine," - said Turchynov.

13 March 2014

In Sevastopol, unknown people tried to destroy the voter lists

Yesterday, March 12, a group of people committed provocative actions at a polling station located on the street. Katernaya.

The soldiers

of "Berkut" were ahead of the militants of nationalist groups from Kiev by only 7 hours. Those were going to break into the Crimea and establish their power. But they were met on the Perekop Isthmus by the Crimean detachment of special forces "Berkut", who arrived there shortly.

14 March 2014

Crimea will be fully connected to the Russian power grid in a maximum of two years, Vladimir Konstantinov, speaker of the Crimean Supreme Council, said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

15 March 2014

Day of Silence in Crimea 

Simferopol, 15 March. Kryminform.Saturday, March 15, has been declared the so-called "day of silence" in Crimea before the upcoming referendum on Sunday. Despite the absence of a formal ban on campaigning a day before the start of the expression of will, accepted in world practice, political parties, public organizations and the mass media of Crimea take the world standard for granted and comply with its provisions. March 15 in the Crimean media will not campaign "for" or "against" joining Russia. The Crimean authorities intend to monitor compliance with this "gentleman's agreement." Also unacceptable are calls to vote for one or another answer in the referendum and from numerous concert venues that will be organized on Saturday and Sunday in all cities of Crimea, where pop stars will perform. At the same time, the expression of civil position by the audience is not prohibited. At the same time, campaigning for an increase in voter turnout is not only allowed, but also welcomed - Crimea is interested in obtaining objective results from the expression of the will of as many citizens as possible.

On the day of the referendum in Sevastopol, rescuers and self-defense will be on duty at the polling stations

In order for the referendum in Sevastopol to be as safe as possible, security measures are already being strengthened: for example, police officers and self-defense units will be guarded.

"Mission of international observers began work in Crimea"

The mission consists of 30 people, including deputies of the European Parliament and members of the national parliaments of European countries. On the eve of the referendum in Crimea, a mission of international observers began its work. This was announced by the mission coordinator, director of the European Center for Geopolitical Analysis Mateusz Piskorski, ITAR-TASS writes.

Self-defense forces prevented sabotage on the gas pipeline at the Arabat Spit - Prime Minister of Crimea

Simferopol, March 15. Kryminform. The Crimean Self-Defense Forces prevented an attempt to damage the gas pipeline at the Arabat Spit in Crimea by a group of people who introduced themselves as employees of the Border Guard Service of Ukraine. This was announced by the Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov.

"Russia blocked the UN Security Council resolution against the referendum in Crimea"

The document called on all countries not to recognize the results of the referendum. The UN Security Council failed to pass a resolution against the referendum in Crimea. Russia, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, used its right of veto and blocked the adoption of the resolution. A draft resolution initiated by the United States earlier this week called for declaring the upcoming referendum in Crimea "null and void" and urging all countries not to recognize its results.

16 March 2014


In Crimea, a huge number of people come to the referendum. Experts note that there has not been such a great activity in Crimea since the times of the USSR! Queues form in many areas.


FOR the reunification of Crimea with Russia as a subject of the Russian Federation: 93% FOR the status of Crimea as part of Ukraine: 7%
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