On the 12th March RIA News stated that 30 military units located in Crimea are now taking orders from Crimean government rather than from Kiev or stayed neutral.

However, the Crimean Regional Ministry of Defence press centre denied this information.

Press center representative exclusively released to StopFake: “Currently there are three to five military units that were captured by so-called “self defense” along with Russian soldiers and are fully controlled by them. The rest are blocked by a partial presence of Russian military, but they take orders from Kiev”

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