Tuesday, March 11, 2014

CRIMEA'S BIG VOTE, WHO'S INVITED, WHO'S NOT..

TO: FIELD
FROM: COC
SUBJ: WHO WILL MONITOR THE ELECTION

WITH THE BIG DAY JUST AROUND THE CORNER TO DECIDE IF CRIMEA GOES RUSSIAN, THE RULES OF THE ROAD ARE COMING INTO PLAY:

QHA FIRST REPORTS:

"SIMFEROPOL (QHA) - The Autonomous Republic of Crimea's legislature has officially invited observers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to come to Crimea to monitor the March 16 referendum.

"An invitation has been handed to Switzerland, the country that holds the rotating presidency of the OSCE, for representatives of the member-countries and of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights to monitor voting at the March 16 referendum in Crimea," sources in the Crimean parliament told Interfax."

THEN, A LITTLE LATER IN THE DAY, QHA AGAIN REPORTS:

 SIMFEROPOL (QHA) - The administration of Crimea has not sent an official invitation to the OSCE to monitor the referendum in Crimea, Rustam Temirgaliyev, deputy Prime Minister of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, told Interfax.

"We are really ready to accept monitors from the OSCE, but not as military advisers, let alone the NATO countries, but real monitors. A verbal invitation was indeed made by Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov, but no official invitation was sent," he said.

The administration of Crimea has invited representatives of the Russian Central Elections Commission and monitors from the CIS countries, he said.

SO IF THE OSCE LEAVES ITS FATIGUES AT HOME, IT'S LIABLE TO GET THE CREDENTIALING NECESSARY TO GET PAST THE BORDER GUARDS AFTER ALL. BUT TIME IS RUNNING OUT AND THE OSCE HAS RESPONDED ACCORDING TO ITS SPOKESMAN, SEEN IN THE PHOTO TAKEN BELOW RECENTLY:

CRIMEA: IVONOVO 98TH AIRDIV

TO: FIELD
FROM: COC
SUBJ: MILITARY COORDINATED DRILL

BE ADVISE, RUSSIAN 98TH AIR DIVISION PLANNED AIR PARATROOP DEPLOYMENT EXERCISE, THIS WEEK, IVONOVO AIRFIELD, EXACT LOC UNK



ALL UNITS STANDBY, FULL-ALERT, REF FWD ALL INFO CONCERNING MANEUVER THIS HQ

CLASSIFIED....

CRIMEA: RUSSIAN 98TH AIRBORNE

TO: FIELD AOR
FROM: COC
SUBJ: MILITARY EXERCISE

THIS IN FROM NOVOSTI NEWS:

MOSCOW, March 11 (RIA Novosti) – An airborne division based in central Russia began large-scale exercises Tuesday against the backdrop of an ongoing political and security crisis in Ukraine.
The Defense Ministry said units of the 98th Guards Airborne Division, based in Ivanovo, a city east of Moscow, were put on high alert and moved to unspecified locations to “check readiness” in simulated combat conditions.


Four thousand troops, 36 military transport aircraft and an unspecified number of combat vehicles are taking part in the exercises, which will run until March 14.
The drills will include a massive simultaneous paradrop involving 3,500 servicemen, the ministry said.



Russian airborn troops

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