February 24, 2014 by Volubrjotr 5 Comments

Ukraine Kerch

Citizens in Crimea have been displaying signs reading “Putin is our president” and ”Russia, we have been abandoned, take us back!” Late Sunday in the city of Kerch, the Ukrainian flag above the city administration building was taken down and hoisted the Russian flag in its place.

At the same time, armored vehicles from the Russian military base in Sevastopol blocked all entrances to the city — essentially protecting it — after local authorities refused to recognize the new Ukrainian government.

What’s more, 20,000 Ukrainians spontaneously appointed a local businessman and Russian national to head the city. He immediately announced his refusal to transfer any local tax revenues to Kiev and announced authority over the city’s police force.

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