Ukrainian sailors in Sevastopol tried to remain faithful to the oath, But the country at that time was not, said the head of the Russian Federation centuries Putin.
"I must say that the boys behaved very respectable, Ukrainian Soldiers, They tried to keep the loyalty oath. But it is unclear to whom They swore that country because no, the President backed down, And he, incidentally, at that period of time was the legitimate Supreme commander of the armed forces. And who gives the orders? Some invaders authorities? Absolutely illegitimate citizens?" "Putin said in comments to the film" the Crimea. The way Home ".
Putin added that Kiev changed in Sevastopol several commanders-in-chief." One will send the commander of the fleet, Then another, Then 3rd. One of the leaders flatly refused to move to the side of the Crimean authorities, so let us say. I asked that worked for the veterans, " he said.
"There were more than a power action method. I just directly stated our military: send veterans! But They met my proposal with skepticism. They said: Oh, grandparents, what are They? Here's grandfathers did these come until 7 am with him were educational conversation. Anyway to 7 a.m. he took a pen and paper and wrote a resignation, " added the head of the Russian Federation.