BEIRUT

World

Russia says its flag now flying over 189 Ukrainian military sites in Crimea: RIA

  • Pro-Russian militiamen cordon off as Russian soldiers storm the Ukrainian military airbase in Belbek near the Crimean city of Sevastopol on March 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ VIKTOR DRACHEV

MOSCOW: Russia said its flag is now flying over 189 Ukrainian military installations in the Crimea, the defense ministry said on Sunday, two days after President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.

"The flag of the Russian Federation has been raised at 189 military units and institutions of the Ukrainian armed forces stationed on the territory of the Republic of Crimea," the ministry said in a statement, cited by news agency RIA.

 
Advertisement

Comments

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE

Interested in knowing more about this story?

Click here