WW4 File: UKRAINE, RUSSIA AT WAR: Ukrainian Navy flagship arrives at Odessa after Gulf of Aden mission; Kremlin, not content with lying about crew’s loyalty to Kiev, alleges frigate Hetman Sahaidachny carries NATO intel equipment, ordered to avoid Sevastopol; Washington to Moscow: Threat against Ukrainian Navy “dangerous escalation”; Crimea’s secessionist, Moscow-backed regime: “We control everything,” 5,500 Ukrainian soldiers have defected; Ukrainian sailors call Putin “baldfaced liar,” Russian Black Sea Fleet blockading warships Ternopil, Slavutych, “No unit of the Ukrainian Armed Forces deployed in Crimea gave up even a single inch of the territory of their military bases or the weapons entrusted to them”
March 5, 2014
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Even if nothing else were happening in Crimea, blockading another country’s warships is without question an act of war. Russia cannot realistically deny that it has declared war against Ukraine.
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