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Ukraine Boasts of Elite Army That Will 'Take Back' Crimea; Crimeans Laugh and Laugh

Ukraine's Interior Minister and Azov weirdo Arsen Avakov says that Ukraine is preparing to train special units that will 'take back' Crimea. Good luck with that.

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What have the glue-huffers in Kiev been up to lately? Oh, you know, the usual:

“We have nothing. We need a new army, a new National Guard, a new police force. This is what the government of Ukraine is working on right now. We must restore all of this, and then, with enough will, Crimea will be ours,” Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s Interior Minister, told the Ukrainian 1+1 TV Channel, asserting, “I have no doubt of that.”

<figcaption>Next stop: Crimea?</figcaption>
Next stop: Crimea?

In fact, the Ukrainian minister said that Kiev is presently training a special force, separate within the National Guard. “We are training some guys with the help of Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov (Crimean Tatar activists in Ukraine),” he said, while giving no details, adding, “We are working on a project that will prepare us to regain Crimea.”

Yes, the glorious Ukrainian army will liberate Crimea, "the peninsula of fear". Are Crimeans excited? Of course:

“Avakov is blowing smoke to create the appearance of a threat,” Sergey Menyailo, the governor of Sevastopol, told RIA Novosti. “No one in Crimea, neither residents, nor, especially, armed forces, is afraid of these braggart statements for one simple reason – that there is a powerful force, armed with all types of modern military equipment [located here],” he said, adding that it would be better for Ukrainian troops to think about how they would be “taking their heels,” if they were, indeed, confronted by Russia’s military.

Rude. But correct.

Watch out Crimea!

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