Andriy Parubiy: Relocation of military from the Crimea and mobilization of the Armed forces of Ukraine continue
Ukraine carries on relocation of the country’s
armed forces, border guards, National Guard units from the Crimea to the
mainland, the NSDC Secretary Andriy Parubiy said during his briefing at the
According to him, more than 2 thousand military
men and soldiers of the National Guard have been relocated as of today.
"At the same time, about 200 members of the National Guard were left in
place to provide security of the prisons and to perform the duties associated
with our research institute located in the Crimea", the Secretary of the
National Security Council specified.
He also said that there were 805 border guards
relocated; they were withdrawn to the mainland of Ukraine and already started
to fulfill their duties – to provide border security in the east and south of
Regarding military equipment located in the
peninsular, as according to Andiy Parubiy, 41 tanks and 64 vehicles were also
withdrawn. "We continue negotiations on withdrawal of other military
equipment and our ships to the Ukrainian ports and the mainland of the
country", he added.
During the news briefing the Secretary of the
National Security Council also updated on the status of mobilization in
Ukraine. "As of today, 19,000 soldiers have been mobilized to the Armed
Forces of Ukraine. The mobilization plan has been fulfilled in 85 per cent
scope. The majority of the internal forces, police and border guards are
already beyond Perekop; they and their families are placed in military bases.
Soldiers started their military service in the mainland Ukraine", Andriy
In conclusion, the Secretary of the National
Security Council said that today the Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr
Turchynov examined perspective military equipment available at Ukraine’s
disposal. "Currently, Ukraine activates its own manufacturing of
perspective military equipment that will help not only to retrofit the
Ukrainian Army and the National Guard, but will also create a large number of
jobs, particularly in the East and the South of Ukraine, where the key military
enterprises are located", Andriy Parubiy told.