– Ukraine Folds? Prepares To Evacuate Citizens From Crimea (ZeroHedge, March 19, 2014):
While Ukraine’s leaders have on one side threatened retaliation and will not stand for Russia’s annexation of Crimea, they have also suggested that they should be compensated for the loss of the region. However, the latest headlines from Interfax suggest that the Ukraine government has to some degree given up hope…
- *UKRAINE GOVT ADOPTS PLAN TO EVACUATE CITIZENS FROM CRIMEA: IFX
- *UKRAINE TO SETTLE CRIMEAN CITIZENS ELSEWHERE IN COUNTRY: IFX
While no details are known on the timing – or whether this includes the military – it certainly appears like Ukraine has ceded the region to Russia (leaving it tough for western sanctions to achieve anything now).