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Russian chief of defence arriving in Crimea and awarding soldiers and local officials with award

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posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 01:16 PM
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A few hours ago, Russian twitter users started reporting that the Russian defence department has published an article and photos of the Russian chief of defence arriving in Crimea and awarding soldiers and local officials with a new award. The medal was called “For getting back the Crimea”. These photos show the Russian chief of defence awarding something to the people in camouflage. Some camouflaged people have the insignia “BERKUT” which is the name of a Ukrainian special forces unit which became better known after the clashes in Kiev this past winter. Also a photo of the award itself reportedly was published. That particular medal in the photo was in the name of Aksenov, the current leader of Crimea, who declared the Crimea independent. His personal numbered award had the number 136, so people supposed that at least a hundred more of the same medals were awarded. Later, people started to report that this article was removed from the official defence department website. The photos still could be opened if you knew their direct web address, however after a little more time you could not open the photos either.






edit on 26-3-2014 by NeoSpace because: (no reason given)




posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 01:29 PM
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Wait, they had a coin already minted and ready to award? Nope, no premeditation there.




 
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