“I offered to go to Crimea for a breakthrough. Not supported” – Tenyukh explained why he resigned

On the testimony of treason Yanukovych Tenyukh explained why he resigned. Photo: Informator

The ex-Minister of defense Igor Tenyuh at the trial of treason Yanukovych explained that on 25 March 2014, resigned because his plans are not supported.

Admiral Igor Tenyukh has held the position of acting defense Minister from 27 February to 25 March 2014, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.

According to him, he resigned, since after the implementation of the decision on bringing the Armed forces of Ukraine in full combat readiness was not supported by his offer to “go on break” in the Crimea.

“My plan was to go to breakthrough, because it is a war. My plan did not support and so I resigned,” he said while testifying as a witness at the trial of treason of Viktor Yanukovych.

He noted that after the appointment of the defense Minister his proposals were only partially accepted.

“We implemented the enforcement of the Armed forces in full combat readiness, but without the output of the units. No permission was granted for the use of attack and bomber aircraft”, – stated in the message.

The Admiral is convinced that the imposition of martial law at that time in Ukraine would provide clarity of action for all APU. He also recalled that on 28 February 2014 at the meeting of the NSDC of Ukraine was focused on the introduction of martial law, but this decision was not made.

“March 3, 2014 gave an order and the permission to open fire on persons crossing the border military units in the Crimea, but for various reasons it was not performed. I set the task to “keep the tough defense” and prevent the capture of military units, so we had time to lead the Armed forces in a ready state until the adoption of the political leadership’s decision to use the Armed forces”, – he stressed.

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He said that on March 3-4, communicated with the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu and he said that the Russian side must take their units in the Crimea to the places of permanent deployment.

According to Tenyukh, the Ukrainian Armed forces during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych deliberately destroyed, were “the purge”, and Patriotic Pro-Ukrainian officers change to “a more loyal and Pro-Russian”.

The date of the beginning of the so-called “Crimean spring”, which led to the annexation of the Peninsula by Russia, can be considered 28 January 2014. This was stated by the “head” of the annexed Crimea Sergey Aksenov.