Newsletter on Russian occupation of the Crimea Events of March 13-14
Russian invaders expand their siege of Ukrainian military objects to weapon stockpiles in the town of Inkerman and fuel depots in Simferopol. The office of Ukraine’s External Intelligence Service in Alushta stormed overnight.
Separatists announce a “fast track approach” on granting Russian citizenship to all Crimean inhabitants. Independence to be proclaimed only to join in with Russia as soon as possible.
Witnesses report Russian troops accumulating on Belarusian border with Ukraine.
Russia announces test missile shooting in the Black sea area next week. 14 missile systems C-300 and 12 artillery rocket systems deployed on the ground.
40 000 volunteers mobilized to the newly created National Guard of Ukraine. 20 000 more already enrolled and to be mobilized within next two weeks. Ukrainians are ready to defend their freedom.
One person killed, three more wounded by pro-Russia activists in Donetsk. Three pro-Ukrainian activists vanished in the Crimea –after a shooting and a car chase.