Russia started to prepare the annexation of Crimea back in 2005, but if Ukraine destroyed the army, the Crimean group would be able to put the Russian military on the Peninsula. This was stated in an interview with “Apostrophe” commander of the National guard Yuriy Alleron.
According to him, Russia has since 2005 began to prepare the way for the future annexation of the Peninsula.
“I was a brigade commander in the Crimea, he commanded units in Krasnoperekopsk, Simferopol, Sevastopol… my grandson was born in Simferopol! And I saw that since 2005, officers of the Russian black sea fleet in the Crimea who were born in Ukraine had Ukrainian roots, wives, families, the Russians began to remove from Sevastopol, Crimea. There remained only those who were born in Russia and had no connection with Ukraine. They are already preparing for some aggression. This was not accepted then to speak, but now, the Analytics shows that it was not a coincidence,” – said Alleron.
He stressed that Russia didn’t like Ukraine’s attempts to become independent from her, and the war in 2014, only confirmed it.
Also Alleron noted that Ukraine would not be allowed to invade the Crimea by the Russian military, if there was a military unit of the NSU, who were in the 90-ies.
“What we had at the beginning of 2014? Broke up the Ministry of the interior, escaped from the country President, the Minister of internal Affairs, commander of Internal troops, And Russian… started to implement its plan for the annexation of Crimea, which was prepared ten years, no less. Although, if at the beginning of 2014, there were those powerful military units that existed in 1990-ies, not a single Russian soldier had crossed the border of our country. The guard would not allow it. In Kerch was a powerful brigade, was a powerful brigade in Simferopol, in Sevastopol. Then great attention was paid that the formation could react to the threat,” – said the head of the NSU.
Crimea was illegally annexed by Russia in March 2014 after the “referendum” is not recognized neither Ukraine nor the world community. Including the “Crimean referendum” does not recognize and the United Nations.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014, the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. October 7, 2015 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the law. International organizations have recognized the occupation and annexation of Crimea as illegal and have condemned Russia’s actions. Western countries have imposed a series of economic sanctions.