“Studied together” – Ukrainian General told the name of the man who led the capture of the Crimea

Russian military during the annexation of Crimea in March 2014. Photo Reuters

Military operation, during which annexed the Crimea, led by the General of the armed forces of Russia Alexander Galkin.

Testify to it Colonel-General Mikhail Koval on interrogation on the case of ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.

“The operation was carried out Alexander Galkin – Colonel-General, personally know him, studied the same course at the Frunze Academy, and the chief of staff, Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov now commander of the airborne forces. I was the commander of the 3rd battalion, he was under my leadership has commanded the 8th company,” said Koval.

He added that at that time in the Crimea were stationed a lot of Russian HR managers, and the Ukrainian Armed forces technically were not ready to resist them.

Also Colonel-General in the interrogation said that the Armed forces of Ukraine at the beginning of the Russian aggression was in fact a state of alert. In all, the APU was 117 units, of which 56 are you ready, 11 – partially finished, 50 – were not ready.