Was it really a Russian INVASION of Crimea?

Consortium of Defense Analysts

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Crimea is an autonomous republic in the southeastern region of Ukraine.

On February 22, 2014, the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych was ousted out by popular demonstrators. On 26 February 2014, thousands of pro-Russian and pro-Ukraine protesters clashed in front of the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol. Pro-Russian protesters wanted Crimea to secede from Ukraine and sought assistance from Russia.

On 28 February 2014, Russian Ground Forces occupied airports and other strategic locations in Crimea.The interim Government of Ukraine described the events as an invasion and occupation of Crimea by Russian forces.

In an interview with King World News on March 7, 2014, former U.S. Treasury official Dr. Paul Craig Roberts said, “Now, there’s been no Russian invasion.  That’s a lie coming directly out of Victoria Nuland’s [U.S.] State Department and it has spread all over the world. According to the Russian/Ukrainian Agreement, Russia is permitted 25,000 troops in…

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