Ukraine reported yesterday to the Security Council that up to 16,000 Russian soldiers have been deployed in recent days in Crimea and are conducting a series of actions to pressure the Ukrainian forces in several areas of the country.
“So far, the Ukrainian forces have exercised moderation and prevented actively resist to the aggression, although they are in full operative disposition,” said the Ukrainian ambassador to the UN, Yuriy Sergeyev.
Also, Ukraine delivered a letter to the UN detailing the entire series of movements and threats that its Government has reported in recent days.
For its part, Russia defended this monday on the Security Council of the UN the legitimacy of their intervention in Ukraine, which earned very harsh criticism from occidental powers.
According to the Russian ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, “extremists”, “radicals” and “ultranationalists” groups have taken control of the situation in Ukraine and they try to use their “victory” to end the fundamental rights of the population especially in regions of the south and east.