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'Head of Crimea' thanks Pskov Mayor 'for paratroopers and special forces soldiers in spring 2014'

Russia officially denies participation of its soldiers in the annexation of Crimea and the occupation of Donbas
13:16, 10 December 2018

Sergy Aksyonov

Self-proclaimed “Head of Crimea” Sergey Aksyonov thanked Ivan Tsetsersky, the Mayor of Russian city Pskov for “all Pskov paratroopers and special forces soldiers” and their 'skilled actions' in spring 2014 during the annexation of the peninsula. “Moscow Komsomolets in Pskov” reported that publishing the screenshot of the proper post of Tsetsersky on the social network.

It is noteworthy, that the post is not displayed on the page of Pskov Mayor, possibly, due to the peculiarities of the privacy settings of the account. However, according to the Russian mass media, Tsetsersky has edited the post, removing the information about paratroopers.

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“With the Head of Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov, who thanked one more time all Pskov paratroopers and special forces soldiers for the skilled actions in spring 2014 on “the reunion of Crimea with Russia”,” the post said initially.

Later, only words “With Head of Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov” were left.

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“Head of Pskov Ivan Tsetsersky edited his post after our day-old message on his revelations on the special operation in Crimea. He even came to the social networks to comment on our message: “What is this?!”,” “Moscow Komsomolets in Pskov” reported.

Even more remarkable that Tsetsersky, according to the information on his page, studied at Lviv Senior Military-Political Academy.

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As it is known, Russia strongly denies that Crimea was annexed with the help of its soldiers, stating about the “expression of the will of people”.  However, the results of the so-called “referendum” held at the peninsula in March 2014 were not officially recognized by Ukraine and world society.

The arrival of Pskov paratroopers to occupied Donbas and their active participation in the military actions were reported many times. The mass media also found the tombs of the soldiers on the territory of the Russian Federation, where the paratroopers from Pskov are buried. The Russian authorities belie and deny all this information regularly.

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