Sunday, July 5, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, taking the parade of Ukrainian naval forces in Odessa, said that those who did not allow the sailors to defend the Crimea, it is impossible to forgive.
“We, Ukrainians, will never forgive those who have took the Crimea. And never forgive those who prevented Ukrainian sailors to prevent it”, – he said.
Note that in the time of the annexation of Crimea, the acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov. It has repeatedly accused that he gave the command of the Ukrainian army and Navy to provide armed resistance to Russian troops.
Turchynov stated that he gave the order to fire, but the military in the Crimea refused to implement it.
“After the death of our soldier, I directly gave the order to use weapons. The defense Ministry has been asked to duplicate it in writing. And I signed this order. Why didn’t they shoot? Commanders of military units is not something to fear, no, but feared that in case of the use of weapons then make them “extreme,” – said Turchynov in an interview with “Left Bank” in an interview in 2014.
It should be noted that Ukrainian serviceman warrant officer Kakurin was killed on March 18, 2014, during the assault of the 13th photogrammetric center in Simferopol.
At the same time, the annexation of Crimea started almost a month before on February 28. 16 March was held a referendum on accession of Crimea to Russia, and March 18 annexation was formalized in the agreement on joining of Crimea to the Russian Federation. And all this time no armed resistance to Russia’s actions has not.
And given after March 18, the order to open fire, nothing was decided, as the situation on the Peninsula was fully controlled by Russia.
Zelensky gave a speech at a naval parade in Odessa. Watch from 12:10. Video: facebook.com/president.gov.ua