by John Galt
February 28, 2014 20:00 ET
Interfax News Agency and other reports via UNAM and Navigator report(translated via GoogleTranslate):
Simferopol, February 28 (Navigator, Victor Orlov) – Simferopol Airport captured by unknown armed men, presumably related to the seizure of government buildings and the Crimean parliament.
On this “Navigator” said a source in the Crimean police head office.
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“Around one o’clock captured Simferopol Airport – the same people. With arms, strong, in the same clothes. The security chief said that his people were politely asked to leave, “- said the agency interlocutor.
It is noteworthy that the Crimean police still do not know who are the people who took the main administrative building of autonomy. “We only know that they speak fluent Russian, Caucasian or without Moscow accent,” – said the law enforcement.
Similar information about the capture of the airport “Belbek” in Sevastopol city portal reported “Civil Defense” . According to the publication, to occupy the airport here were involved 17 Urals and about 300 people in camouflage with a gun.
Also via UNAM:
27.02.2014 | 23:39
About a half dozen military trucks with unknown armed gunmen blocked the airport Bel’bek near Sevastopol.
UNIAN was informed source.
The interviewee noted that “unknown people in uniform with arms and blocked the so-called” guest house “in which, since the days of Mikhail Gorbachev (the first and only president of the USSR), senior officials were staying.”
The source was not able to find out on what grounds the entrances to the airport blocked because those that block the road, do not answer questions.
FYI, this was the same precursor action taken in Kabul prior to the Afghanistan invasion in 1979 where the primary airfields were seized by Russian special forces (Spetsnaz) then ground forces assumed positions to take over the region after an airborne assault. In the case of the Crimea, this would be a simple removal and termination of dissidents and then sealing of all communications and movement into and out of the region. As I predicted in an earlier thread, within 72 hours after the end of the Olympics the Russians would take action. By Sunday the Ukraine will be essentially cut off from the outside world if the Russians behave as expected with their usual efficiency.