America Was Working on Plans to Turn Crimea into Another Kosovo Before the Coup in Kiev
The Ukrainian lawyer and politician Tatyana Montyan stated that the US, with the help of Maidan, captured Ukraine in order to place a NATO military base in Crimea…
“Certainly, such a threat existed. I think that it is also for this reason that Putin took such a sharp step as the accession of Crimea. And indeed, there was a threat that Crimea will depart even not to Ukraine, but under the US’ control. Well, and it was obvious: immediately after the ‘suppression’ of Crimea our fleet will be expelled from there,” stated the leading expert of the Centre of Military-Political Studies Mikhail Aleksandrov.
“By the end of 2014 the peninsula already had to become the central base of NATO in the region, or, as the Americans say, a stationary unsinkable aircraft carrier near the Russian fence. In Crimea in 2013 repair work on the facilities chosen for the basing of military personnel, HQs, warehouses, and other infrastructure of NATO began,” said the colonel reserve officer and the head of the Centre for the Study of Applied Problems of National Security Aleksandr Zhilin in 2014.
“In order to neutralise the patriotic sentiments of Sevastopol residents and other inhabitants of the peninsula, the Yankees prepared for Crimea a repetition of the fate of Kosovo. According to their idea, the Crimean Tatars had to play the role of Kosovan Albanians, declare their sovereignty, and cleanse Crimea of Russian patriots. Putin’s operation to ensure stability on the peninsula, from making a decision on a referendum to actually carrying it out, is unique and unprecedented in many indicators,” added the retired colonel of the head department of the General Staff of the Russian Federation Grigory Vanin.