Russia deploys six nuclear warheads in Crimea – Dzhemilev
The Ukrainian president's envoy to the Crimean Tatar people and Crimean Tatar leader, Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev has said in an interview with UATV that Russia deployed six nuclear warheads in Crimea, according to LIGA.net.
"Crimea was turned into a military base ... We even have information that there are now six nuclear warheads," he said, LIGA.net reports.
Dzhemilev also noted that it is dangerous to deploy any military operations in the peninsula.
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UNIAN memo. Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea in March 2014 after its troops had occupied the peninsula. An illegal referendum was held for Crimeans to decide on accession to Russia. De-facto Crimean authorities reported that allegedly 96.77% of the Crimean population had voted for joining Russia.
On March 18, 2014, the so-called agreement on the accession of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to Russia was signed in the Kremlin. The West did not recognize the annexation in response to which sanctions against Russia were introduced.
Ukraine's parliament voted to designate February 20, 2014, as the official date when the temporary occupation of Crimea began.