[Mar 19, 2014]
Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (Image credit: U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine/Flickr)
Ukraine announced that they would pull their military forces out of Crimea while demanding the release of a naval commander after he was captured by armed men who seized a base in Sevastopol, Crimea, without resistance.
Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov warned that his country would take “appropriate measures” if Rear Admiral Sergei Haiduk and others are not released.
“If by 21:00 (local time) all provocations against Ukrainian troops are not ceased, and Admiral Haiduk and all other hostages, civilian and military, are not freed, the authorities will take appropriate measures,” Turchynov said…
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